Hello MC'ers - You might notice a couple changes to our blog. I hope you'll find the new links and nav bar useful. ;-) Some of this is to help in preparation for our Desert Island Disc series that will be published at some point in 2019. About that series... I'm pouring over the BBC archives, making my own playlist of top selections by each castaway I listen to and of course honing my interview skills in the process so I can do us all proud when we each sit down.
I've actually been practice interviewing Owen, Kevin, and Gary. Owen chose a book by Barbara Woodhouse (I guess he's not that well read...) and his luxury item was an endless supply of elk antlers (no shocker there...). When the waves came and threatened his music choices, I have to say I was quite moved when he chose to save 'Whenever I Call You "Friend" ' by Kenny Loggins, featuring Stevie Knicks since it was our theme song and he'd want to, in a sense, have me with him.
As discussed in our last gathering, when you bring your year end selections to our next get together, as a 4th item be sure to bring the top selection from your favorite BBC DID. That'll be a bit of a forcing factor for you to get in a DID mindset. We'll need to figure out how we make this thing happen at some point too!
When we settled upon the cover theme, my first idea for the inner-theme was the elusive Cover Cycle. In my search however, I have found a three artist cycle to be elusive.
My problem is I want the three artists to not be from the same genre, maybe even be from more than one generation. I could probably have a cycle of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash, but the lack of variation would be kind of boring.
I thought I had a good one lined up. In 2014 Bruce Springsteen covered a song from by The Saints. JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD was one of my favorites songs of early 80s. It wasn’t a great cover but it seemed sincere and it was an interesting choice for a rock star.
The Saints do cover of Ike and Tina Turner’s RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH. It is my favorite version of that song. I think I may have talked about it on a previous post.
So I needed a cover of Springsteen by, if not Ike and Tina, at least Tina. A website in the internet outer-reaches said there was a version of BORN IN THE USA by Tina. It sounds like a cover song I don’t want to hear, and (fortunately?) can’t find it. So maybe I never will hear it, but then I can’t finish the cycle.
But an American rock guy doing a cover of an Australian punk band, doing a cover of an American R&B band, one of which became Swedish (or Swiss?) and covered one of the first guy’s song? That would have been fun to do.
Anyhow, I’m gonna keep trying, but it is harder than I thought it would be.
Hello my friends, I have a question for you. Because of an amazing podcast, I've been revisiting the sounds of the late '90s/early aughts, and the lounge music of the day. Is there such a thing as modern Morcheeba? A present-day Portishead? I had forgotten how much I dug this type of ambient music. I want more!!!