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

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

Postby Niveous » Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:24 pm

Last year, we had a blast with this and a couple of people asked me if we would do this again. So, it's on again. The Gift of Music. And this time I'm sending out the word much earlier so that we can actually finish sometime around the holiday season. :D

Here's the concept- anyone who wants to be a part of this cover challenge simply needs to post here, telling me that they're in and listing 4 songs. These 4 songs are 4 songs that you really like and would like to hear covered. Once the list of participants is compiled, the names will be tossed into a hat and paired off. From there, each participant will get a message telling them who they'll be giving the gift of music to as well as the 4 songs that person chose. The participant picks 1 song from the 4 and covers the song. Then on the due date, we post the results and everybody wins.

It's like Secret Santa meets Coverfight with incredible results. Last year's GoM was awesome. We had Glenn Case doing Megadeth; Jim of Seattle blowing everyone's minds with a Rancid cover; Starfinger doing Billy Joel. There were so many good covers, I can't even list them all. Just check them all out at http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM1.html. (well, all except for Josh Woodward's. :P)

I'll take suggestions to the exact due date, factoring in vacations and the like.

So if you want in to this year's Gift Of Music, post here within the next 3 weeks.
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Postby fodroy » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:04 pm

i think i can find the time for this.
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Postby Märk » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:48 pm

Okay, I guess I'll do this, but please please PLEASE give me a list of songs more in my style this time ;)

My list?

1) Mother of Christ - Alice Donut
2) Sugar - System of a Down
3) Street Carp - Deftones
4) G Turns to D - Sloan
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:49 pm

wimp!
it was fun. i will try it again, i imagine.
even if everyone hates my cover :)
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Postby Sober » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:59 pm

sven wrote:So Josh is banned from this years?


Not sure if banning someone from this goes with the Christmas spirit. However, we could just send him a shitty fruitcake.

Guy's got time to win 100 songfights, but no time for my Christmas gift. ::sad face::
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Re: The Gift of Music (SF's Holiday Cover Challenge)

Postby drë » Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:48 am

Niveous wrote: Just check them all out at http://www.soultreerecords.com/GOM1.html.


Wow! that cover of dan's bern "tiger woods" by white hat is fucking awsome, i allways love that song.
hey nivious whats up with the whole Iron worker/welder avatar thing...??
i'd prefferd the animated one, but whats the deal, you like to weld?
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Postby j$ » Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:52 am

Oh county count me in!

My four songs - a female theme this year I think

1. 'Blue' - Elastica
2. 'Oh Daddy Oh' - Charlotte/Serge Gainsbourg
3. 'Rock Star' - Hole (EDIT: I always thought this song was called 'Olympia' but according to an internet check it's actually known as 'Rock Star'. It's the last song on 'Live Through This' - the one that goes 'I went to School ... in Olympia ...' etc etc )
4. 'Denis Denis' - Blondie
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Postby jimtyrrell » Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:55 am

I missed this last year. Sounds awesome.
The way I read it, we're supposed to post 'em here, so here goes. I'm in, and here's four songs I'd absolutely LOVE to hear someone cover.

1) Thomas Dolby - Screen Kiss
2) XTC - Generals And Majors
3) Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
4) Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:10 am

oh yeah, you might be asked via niv to provide mp3s of your songs to your gifter :)
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Postby Niveous » Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:59 am

Thanks for reminding me, HInc.

If you put a song on your list, please we able to produce a copy of that song, just in case your giftgiver needs it

And as for the other questions-

No, we are not banning Josh. But if he wants in, he'll have to do a cover for someone new as well as a belated cover for Sober.

And no, Dre, I do not like to weld. I liked the previous one but I wanted something new for the new board. So I kept the welding theme but changed the pic.

And here is my 4 songs (subject to change within these 3 weeks):
"Pillars" by Sunny Day Real Estate
"The Losers" by Warrior Soul
"A Box of Sharp Objects" by the Used
"Termites Hollow" by Grade
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Postby tonetripper » Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:10 am

I wasn't here for last year's holidays as I only found SF in the new year, but count me in. I'll try to pick some cool covers for covering...... :D
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Postby Hoblit » Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:54 am

jimtyrrell wrote:3) Duran Duran - The Chauffeur


Have you ever heard the Deftones' version of this? It's EFFING awesome. I'll rip and encode it if you wanna hear it..just let me know.
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Postby jimtyrrell » Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:03 am

I've never heard that. I didn't know of ANY covers of this tune.
Yeah, if you can run off a copy and tell me where to get it, I'd really appreciate that. :)
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Postby Future Boy » Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:08 am

I'd like to join in this year, but I'll have to get back to you with four songs. That will take a bit of thought.
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Postby GlennCase » Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:39 am

I am in of course:

1. Paul Westerberg - My Daydream
2. Steely Dan - Pearl of the Quarter
3. Juliana Hatfield - Close your eyes
4. INXS - The loved one

ROCK!

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Postby fodroy » Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:10 am

yoinked.
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Postby Eric Y. » Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:12 am

i am 100% all over this. i found out about the GOM when i officially joined the SF community (early january) and i thought it was the awesomest idea. count me in for sure!!
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Postby c hack » Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:16 am

I'll do it. These are all songs I love:

1. Notorious BIG - Mo Money Mo Problems
2. Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
3. Fela Kuti - Zombie
4. Bach - The Aria from the Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould does it best).
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Postby roymond » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:33 pm

Hoblit wrote:
jimtyrrell wrote:3) Duran Duran - The Chauffeur


Have you ever heard the Deftones' version of this? It's EFFING awesome. I'll rip and encode it if you wanna hear it..just let me know.


Sneaker Pimps did a cover of this as well
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Postby roymond » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:34 pm

I am in. But I'll need a little time to get my four desired songs together.
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Postby NeilThrun » Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:39 pm

POST EDITED BLAH*
roymond wrote:
Hoblit wrote:
jimtyrrell wrote:3) Duran Duran - The Chauffeur


Have you ever heard the Deftones' version of this? It's EFFING awesome. I'll rip and encode it if you wanna hear it..just let me know.


Sneaker Pimps did a cover of this as well


Dear lord have other people actually heard of the sneaker pimps? I thought only I have had the pleasure of listening to their cliche, boring and drawn out techno/crap.

Anyways, I'm interested in this, It sounds like fun and I loved the results of last years covers. So here are my songs.


Operation Ivy-Here We Go Again
Tom Leher-The Element Song
Ben Fold's Five-Philosophy
Electric Six-Gay Bar*


That seems like a good variety of genres. I can't wait to see what I get.
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Postby john m » Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:52 pm

Is this completely independent from Coverfight? (Real question: Am I allowed to join this?)

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