Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cover Song Saturday Night

So all of my favorite blogs have a few gimmicks. Everything from Fortune Cookie Friday to Phone Pic Day to awarding random points to those who comment on their blogs. Well I’ve been pondering some gimmicks and I have a few that should be unveiled here in the next week.

The first of these gimmicks is Cover Song Saturday Night. For those of you without lives or I suppose, those of us with children, Cover Song Saturday Night will give you something to anticipate each week. I will be posting bands or singers that I love doing cover versions of other songs that I enjoy. Some Saturdays you might get 5 songs other weeks you might only get one. I’m sure you are all as thrilled as I am but it’s my blog so I’ll do as I please.

I’ve been receiving some feedback (i.e. complaints) from my older readers. I’m talking the old seabasses in their late 30’s and those pushing 40. They claim that I have been neglecting the 80’s. I’m not sure why they want me to focus on the 1980’s music when I’ve already shown that my taste in the 80’s included Billy Ocean but anyway I’ve taken their criticism to heart. Because of this the first Cover Song Saturday Night belongs to Mr. Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright doing a lovely version of “Careless Whisper” by Wham. Elise and I saw them perform this the last time we saw Ben Folds in Las Vegas. One of my all-time concert highlights.
Please remember to pause the music player on the right side of this blog in order to fully enjoy the videos.




Just for kicks I wanted to add a few other videos as well. Avid readers of The Skog Blog will enjoy further proof as to why STP = The Doors. Here is Scott Weiland performing “Break On Through to the Other Side” with the surviving members of the Doors on a VH1 Storytellers special.


Also here is U2 doing my favorite Rolling Stones song, “Paint It Black.”


10 comments:

Kim said...

Ahh. Ben Folds. He can do no wrong.

brohammas said...

OK I just spent way too much time watching that Careless Whisper clip over and over waiting for the part where the two of them have a spat, break up, and Ben Folds ends up propositioning an undercover cop in a mensroom.

Corbie said...

I had no idea a Stones song could sound so good...:)

And Brohammas, did you just make fun of Wham? Cuz them are fightin words and I think I could take you...

I like the Saturday Night gimmick...I don't have anything going on so I now have a date with the Skog Blog.

KG said...

Don't let brohammas fool you... I was at a birthday party of his once where he received Wham "Make It Big" on cassette and seemed quite pleased with himself.

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

I love the idea of Cover Song Saturday night, I think it's because I like the idea of covers. It's a chance to hear a new spin on a great song, and often it can expose some to great music that they missed when they were 16 years old because they were listening to boy bands.

I know this guy, for instance, that never liked The Cure. Then he heard Ben Folds cover a Cure song and he said to himself, "that is a great song" maybe I should listen to The Cure...and sure enough...he was in.

So I raise a glass to Cover Song Saturday Night, may it remind us of great songs, by great bands!

Also I am a little surprised my friend. I swear Billy Ocean covered Paint it Black, I figured you would go with the more musically talented option.

Corbie said...

Your viewers insult Wham and place U2 beneath Billy Ocean...one negative Sawyer Brown comment and I am going to have to start taking this personally.

brohammas said...

Is that a challenge Corbie? You know how I am about challenges.

If Billy Ocean wasn't so great than why would Big Boi from OutKast name his fish after him?

flanksteak said...

Paint It Black is also my favorite Rolling Stones song (what a crazy coincidence!) and I couldn't make it through 20 seconds of that version because I hate U2 with more passion than I hate Satan (what are the odds of that!?!?). I would rather drink Donaghy Estates wine than listen to that again.

Vanwarmer said...

If loving "Careless Whisper" is wrong, I don't want to be right.