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Covers contest #10 announcement

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:44 pm

That’s right, it’s a return of the cover’s contest, with some slight changes.

A reminder of the rules and the changes thereto:

  1. Andy, Dave or I are the lead for the week. The lead picks the song to cover for the week. The lead rotates every week.
  2. Anyone may submit covers. They are due two weeks after the start of the contest. (Note the change!)
  3. There will be voting each week on the best cover and most original covers for the week.

The idea behind having two weeks to do covers isn’t, in my mind, really to spend more time on the cover, but to have more time for other things.

I also want to have a little bit each week about why the lead has chosen that song.

And now, the cover for contest #10
This week’s song is Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson (Original).

What Adrian has to say about Smooth Criminal:

I know this song so well and I’ve heard it so many times and yet I don’t know it at all. My understanding of the lyrics is completely wrong.

Submissions for this contest will be due by midnight (local time) Monday, Nov. 14.

more CDs, sick, steelers, 2fer concerts

Filed under: — adrian @ 12:12 am

I was in the City yesterday hanging with Gumbeaux near the Haight so I went to Amoeba and got a few CDs:

  • Iron & Wine and Calexico In the Reins
  • Stubbs the Zombie [Soundtrack] bunch of indie and mainstream bands doing covers of 50s songs for a video game soundtrack
  • Low and the Dirty Three In the Fishtank
  • Sigur Ros Takk
  • Matt Pond PA Several Arrows Later

I should probably not buy any more CDs for a while…

I’m a bit sick. Both of my roommates were sick last week and now I am. I thought I could squeeze by without getting what they had but the late night/ early morning today was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m going to go to sleep in a minute here.

The Steelers just squeeked out a win over the Ravens. They really need to stop taking these games to the final minute/ seconds like that. It’s not good for my heart.

I went to two concerts this weekend: Jens Lekman at the Rickshaw Stop on Saturday and the American Analog Set at Bottom of the Hill. Both really quite good shows. I’m going to write a post about them when I don’t really need to get some sleep and get not-sick.

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