Sunday, August 21, 2011

Covered Up #4

Welcome Back to Covered Up!
I started this series of articles years ago, but it got a little side tracked by real life. So I have to thank the great song "She's Not There" for returning me to this series.

Written by The Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent in mid 1964, it is listed as #297 of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 songs of all time.

While the song has never really fallen out of favor, the last few year have seen an up swing the songs profile. The first example of this is on the show Glee. While I have no great love for this show, when they dip into pop culture history for a song, they usually do it well.

While the Glee cover will probably introduce the song to a whole new generation, it is this cover by Nick Cave and Neko Case that is what is truly awesome. While holding to the style and flavor of the original recording, it clearly has been made their own. Especially Nick Cave, who as always, brings his own twisted vocal style to the song.

And while not a true cover, Malcolm McLaren's "About Her", that mashes up of The Zombies original and Bessie Smith's cover of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" was featured on the Kill Bill vol 2 soundtrack, and is pretty damn cool


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Song of the Day

I haven't had a song for a few day. I hate when "real" life gets in the way of my plans and schemes. But here is a beautiful "country" song to listen to as the last light of the day fades away.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


If you haven't seen the live action Black Dynamite movie, you should run out to the video store (do they still have video stories?) and get it. Its a great homage/parody of 70s blaxploitation movies. And it look like Cartoon Network is making a Adult Swim cartoon out of it.

The cartoon doesn't seem to have the tongue in cheek/wink to the camera flavor the live action movie had. It plays up the action more along the line of the Venture Brothers, which given its animation style serves it well.
By the Way, REALLY!!! not safe for children


Saturday, August 06, 2011

Gawd! It's Hot!

Anyone who does believe in Global Warming just needs to step a foot outside my house. Me and the dog just got back from our daily walk. It was 94 degrees at 9 in the morning. The lowest heat index this week was 105 degrees. In Clarksdale, MS the heat index was 122 degrees. It's insane!
To make it weirder, seemingly as a way to over compensate, winters seem to be getting colder. It snowed here three times. That may not be anything in other parts of the country/world, but it is like the Apocalypse here.

Anyway this song is good description of summer right now...


Thursday, August 04, 2011


Got to let my geek flag fly! Series 6 part 2 starts on Aug 27th! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!

And the American version


Monday, August 01, 2011

Talkin' bout the Blues