The Gift of Music (SF's Holiday Cover Challenge)

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Postby Jim of Seattle » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:25 pm

Oct 25 is the deadline
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Postby mkilly » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:02 pm

All right, I guess I'll do this and hope I can do something decently I guess.

1. Smashing Pumpkins - Muzzle
2. John Lennon - Real Love
3. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
4. Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia

Naturally I'll provide mp3s if necessary.

Previous occupants of slot 2: Lisa Loeb's "Stay," which I think I'll cover myself 'cause of voice's encouragement, and Weezer's "El Scorcho."
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Postby Niveous » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:07 pm

Welcome Marcus.

I just wanted to tell you that "El Scorcho" was done, not as a part of last year's GOM but as a result. Jute Gyte made an offer that if anyone covers Burzum from his list, he would cover a song of their choosing. Burzum was done and the result of Jute Gyte doing a murderous cover of "El Scorcho". You can check it out on somesongs.
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Postby Jim of Seattle » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:07 pm

Here are my 4 songs, FINALLY. I've been mulling this over for a long time. I'm sure I've put way, WAY too much thought into this. Anyway, the winners are:

The Shins - "The Past and Pending"
Original Cast from "Company" - "Barcelona"
The Drifters - "Up on the Roof"
Kitty Kallan & Harry James Orchestra - "I'm Beginning to See the Light"


Four totally kick-ass songs, if I do say so.

There will be links for all four songs, given to the coverer by Niveous.
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Postby mkilly » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:03 am

Niveous wrote:Welcome Marcus.

I just wanted to tell you that "El Scorcho" was done, not as a part of last year's GOM but as a result. Jute Gyte made an offer that if anyone covers Burzum from his list, he would cover a song of their choosing. Burzum was done and the result of Jute Gyte doing a murderous cover of "El Scorcho". You can check it out on somesongs.


all right. amended.
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Postby king_arthur » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:38 pm

jack shite wrote:ripple - the grateful dead


Jack - I'm not planning to be in the Challenge, but when I get a little time to work on it, I'll see what I can come up with for ya on this... or maybe I'll get adventurous and see if I do "Attics" justice...

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Postby jack » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:27 pm

king_arthur wrote:
jack shite wrote:ripple - the grateful dead


Jack - I'm not planning to be in the Challenge, but when I get a little time to work on it, I'll see what I can come up with for ya on this... or maybe I'll get adventurous and see if I do "Attics" justice...

Charles


honestly, i would SO love to hear you cover this. attics would be good too. or maybe brokedown palace even. but i'd really love to hear you do ripple...i'll certainly send some hxaro love your way! :)
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Postby Eric Y. » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:35 pm

mkilly wrote:hope I can do something decently I guess.

Lisa Loeb - Stay


marcus, now that you mention it, i can't think of a songfighter i'd like to cover this song more than you yourself :?
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Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:06 pm

Chico wrote:The Neighbors - Jonathan Richman (it's a duet)


Did he do a version of this besides the one on the "Jonathan Goes Country" album?

And now I'm singing "Reno" and "Corner Store", heh. Rock!
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Postby Chico » Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:49 am

Rabid Garfunkel wrote:
Chico wrote:The Neighbors - Jonathan Richman (it's a duet)


Did he do a version of this besides the one on the "Jonathan Goes Country" album?

And now I'm singing "Reno" and "Corner Store", heh. Rock!


There is another version, actually: The version on Jonathan Goes Country is a reworking of the one from Jonathan Sings!, though I like the "Country" version way better. The musicianship is better, it's a lot darker sounding, and the woman he sings with sounds like she's really interested in him instead of just playing around.

One of my very first bands was a cover band called the Roadrunners. The guy's kind of a hero of mine.
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Postby hujhax » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:33 pm

Hi all --

I realized I could spend an infinite amount of time choosing songs, so let me just post & be done with it....

1. Come On Fhqwgads -- Homestar Runner
2. Elephant Stone -- The Stone Roses
3. Holocaust -- Big Star
4. The Downtown Lights -- The Blue Nile

There. Now at least I don't miss the deadline. :)

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Postby c hack » Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:10 pm



You know, I never saw what people loved so much about HSR. ATHF and Sealab both kick its ass. That said, I'd like to see a cover of the song at the end of this one: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail116.html
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Postby john m » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:17 pm

Homestar Runner is the anti-funny, though perhaps not quite as much as Home Movies. But yes, it isn't even remotely close to the league of ATHF and Sealab.
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Postby mkilly » Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:47 pm

john m wrote:Homestar Runner is the anti-funny, though perhaps not quite as much as Home Movies. But yes, it isn't even remotely close to the league of ATHF and Sealab.


Man, I hate Homestar Runner as much as the next guy, but I am solidly a Home Movies fan. I think we've discussed this before, you and I.
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Postby Chico » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:24 am

I didn't get HSR for a long time, until I realized that they're a kid's act. Like, for real. Grownups only dig them the same way they dig the subtexts in shows like Spongebob or, oh, Pee Wee's Playhouse.

I'm not saying Strongbad is gay (he might be, but who cares), I'm just saying this stuff is aimed at kids, and if you watch it looking for insightful grownup themes, you're often disappointed.

That said, I'd like to hear someone do Fhqwgads. Good call. (I see you jockin' me.)
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Postby Gazelles » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:02 pm

I don't think HSR is targeted at kids. I doubt any of the little kids I know would find it funny or amusing at all. I find HSR very funny probably because of...well I'm not sure why really. I enjoy the randomness I suppose. That's also why I don't think kids would find it funny. But you guys aren't the first I've heard to equate it to Spongebob and the like.

All in all, that was badly worded argument, but I felt I should because I love HSR.
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Postby fodroy » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:24 pm

i think homestar runner is hilarious. i know it's become unhip to still like it but screw that. i find it funny.

spongebob, how i long to set you on a griddle in the middle of the sahara and watch you bake.
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Postby NeilThrun » Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:46 am

mkilly wrote:
john m wrote:Homestar Runner is the anti-funny, though perhaps not quite as much as Home Movies. But yes, it isn't even remotely close to the league of ATHF and Sealab.


Man, I hate Homestar Runner as much as the next guy, but I am solidly a Home Movies fan. I think we've discussed this before, you and I.


I aswell am a home movies fan. And as Dan said, its no longer hip to like HSR, thats so 5 months ago.
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Postby c hack » Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:14 am

NeilThrun wrote:
mkilly wrote:
john m wrote:Homestar Runner is the anti-funny, though perhaps not quite as much as Home Movies. But yes, it isn't even remotely close to the league of ATHF and Sealab.


Man, I hate Homestar Runner as much as the next guy, but I am solidly a Home Movies fan. I think we've discussed this before, you and I.


I aswell am a home movies fan. And as Dan said, its no longer hip to like HSR, thats so 5 months ago.


Well, that's good. I thought I was turning into an old man for a while there ("what is this crap kids like these days?"...). Home Movies, of course, is genius even for just the fact that they have the best dialogue on TV. The only thing that comes remotely close is a Bendis comic (Powers, specifically).
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Postby drë » Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:46 pm

i'd never understood Homestar runner nor sealab .... but
aqua teen hunger force ROCKSSS!!!!!!!!!
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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY THEIR NOT SHOWING IT AT MIDNIGHT NO MORE ??? ONLY ON SUNDAYS, NOW ?? THAT FUCKIN SUCKS....
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Postby john m » Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:24 pm

I believe the plan is to have them switch off with Sealab every so often, kinda like how Family Guy and Futurama trade slots.
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Postby Niveous » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:00 pm

Just a reminder that your lists for the GoM need to be in by the 25th by 12PM EST. If anyone else is interested, please come aboard. Let's make this year's GoM bigger & better than last's.

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