Friday, May 30, 2008

Listening Post: Cover Edition

Two truly inspired covers from unexpected places.

First up, I went looking for Elwood's ultra-cool hip-hop version of Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown, and lo and behold what did I find but a homemade video that someone had put together using clips from my beloved Firefly. Not really the best editing job, but who cares?

Here's Sundown.

Next, I have to admit that I actually like Paramore -- and that I kind of have a crush on Haley Williams (which officially makes me that really creepy guy).

Here's a video composite set to the band's surprisingly good cover of one of my all-time favorite songs: Failure's Stuck on You.


Mr. Controversy said...

You're not the only one with love for Haley, so count my younger brother and I in on the creepiness. They're playing Convention Hall in August and I'm rushing to get tickets online, when I really should be working. Then again, when there's not much work to be done, what can I do besides blog/comment that doesn't involve turning my office into an anarchistic environment?

Chez said...

Yeah, but I'm older than you -- and a hell of a lot older than Haley.

Mr. Controversy said...

As long as you don't buy a black van with tinted windows and show up to a show of her's promising candy, than you'll be fine. Merely a harmless crush, and I've heard that's not something the courts can touch. Besides, anyone attracted to Haley Williams has a's her hair. It draws us guys in and just makes her look hotter.

Thomas said...

Easy enough to like — isn't that a Ken Andrews tune?

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. i thought i was the only one who had ever heard of elwood!