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There are many versions of songs that I like the cover of better than the original.  Is this sacriligious?  Or does it have something to do with my absolute love of cover songs?  I mean, I could be at any show in the world, and if any band plays any song that is not originally theirs, I will likely go nuts. 

So here’s a list of covers I like better than the original (also note, you must have heard the original in order to like the cover better.  Obvious right?  Well, when I was out at college in Ithaca some loser at the paper wrote an article about how Rusted Root had covered Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” at a concert on campus the night before.  Needless to say, I raged and wrote a strongly worded letter to the editor.  Which I think is still online if you google my name). 

ANYWAY:

Phish’s “Loving Cup” always beats The Stones version.

Further, Phish’s “Cities” is on my iPod, while the Talking Heads version is not.  Nor will it ever be.

I dig me some John Prine, but “Angel From Montgomery” will always belong to Dave Matthews in my mind.

Now, this might be really bad–I love Joaquin Phoenix’s “Cry, Cry, Cry” way better than J.R. Cash’s.

And some songs whose covers absolutely blow dogs:

“A” for effort Eric Clapton, but “I Shot the Sheriff” belongs not in the hands of a Brit, but in the hands of a black dreadlocked man named Bob Marley

The Counting Crows absolutely ruined Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi.”

The Byrd’s “My Back Pages” isn’t really that bad but it’s hard to outdo Bobby D on this one…

Are there any cover songs you like better than the originals?

Pet Peeve of the Day: See paragraph two above.

Quote of the Day: “It took a world of trouble, it took a world of tears, yeah it took a long time to get back here.” –Tom Petty

Bonus quote since we’re talking music: “She comes back to tell me she’s gone,
As if I didn’t know that, as if I didn’t know my own bed, as if I’d never noticed, the way she brushed her hair from her forehead, and she said losing love is like a window in your heart, Everybody sees you’re blown apart, Everybody sees the wind blow.” –Paul Simon

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I enjoy a good bumper sticker more than your average person.  I think they tell a lot about a person and help me determine who I have to cut off on the road or not. For example, the witty bumper sticker is always the way to go. The Anti-Bush or Honor Roll bumper stickers scream lame and you will be cut off or beeped at. (Remind me to one day blog about how I am bringing horn honking back–seriously when and why did people stop doing this???)

Anyway, an old bf had a bumper sticker that said “The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.”  If that dog had been changed to cat I would definitely be rockin that bumper sticker.  Below, a few of my favorite (and a peek into my Republican-loving lifestyle!):

I had the pleasure of seeing this one in person once and I was dying laughing. Spot on!

I have seen this one before too.  (And to anyone taking notes on what to get me for Christmas…)

Hehehe… too soon? (There’s a similar one that says “if I’m paying your healthcare” too!)

Those crazy Canadians…

Indeed.

Anything that involves beating up hippies is good by me!

This one made me smile!  Cuteness.

I assume this one is only sold to Hummer owners.

Indeed.  Times a million.

Any funny ones you guys have seen out there that I’m missing??  (And by funny I don’t mean the “Re-Elect Gore ’08” ones…)

Things I Live For: See above

Quote of the Day: “Show me something built to last, or something built to try.” –Grateful Dead

 

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12.15.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What famous document begins “when in the course of human events…?”

2) What is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?

3) What is the least popular month for U.S. weddings?

4) What former TV anchorman made headlines by attending two Grateful Dead concerts?

5) What is the most popular karaoke song at Brando’s in Chicago on Wednesday night? Bonus points: who is the most popular band to perform?

Things I Live For: Procrastinating; Christmas breaks are back for me!

Quote of the Day: “People who believe they are strong-willed and the master’s of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception.” –James Baldwin

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10.13.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What was Malcolm X’s real last name?

2) What physicist’s last words were not understood because his nurse didn’t speak German?

3) What’s the only U.S. state that serves all of its residents with water systems that have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act?

4) What was the only language Jack Kerouac spoke until the age of 6?

5) What letter begins the moniker of most AFC teams in the NFL?

Things I Live For: Scotch; boots

Quote of the Day: “Standing on the moon with nothing left to do – a lovely view of Heaven but I’d rather be with you.” –Grateful Dead

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I loathe white socks.  Why would you choose to wear a boring sock when so many awesome options exist?  I have a beyond extensive collection of fun socks; so much halloween-socks~7218258that I never have to wear white socks unless I’m at the gym (which isn’t that often these days anyway WHAT UP!)  My favorite kind of sock is the Halloween sock (obviously since it is my fave holiday) but Santa adorned socks are a very close second.  Cats, BBQ ribs, skull & crossbones, dice, Grateful Dead bears, ghosts, hearts, leprechauns, and various patterns all adorn a pair of my socks. 

The most unfortunate part of this collection is that socks wear out over time; especially the favorite ones I wear every chance I get.  So I am constantly looking to add to my collection, and this time of year is when I’m especially aggressive in my search as Halloween socks are plentiful. 

You may be wondering, does she coordinate her socks according to holidays (i.e. only wear my Christmas socks at Chchristmas-socks-300x300ristmas) and the answer is hell no.  Why would I only want to bring out my various smiley Santa socks but once a year??  It would be like only using my Christmas glasses as Christmas– crazy!  I do however retire a few pairs from the rotation every once in awhile just to give every pair a chance at equal foot time.  I’d say I have around 100 or so pairs of socks so that can get pretty difficult.  The other thing is the laundry factor… when I wash all my socks I will be “folding” them for a good 15 minutes.  But when I look down during the day and see a splash of color or a frosty snowman peeking out from my pants, it’s all worth it. 

Pet Peeve of the Day: When people ask me how my blog will help them be awesome.  NOT awesome.

Quote of the Day: “I want to be strong, I want to laugh along, I want to belong to the living – Alive, alive, I wanna get up and jive, wanna wreck my stockings in some jukebox dive.” –Joni Mitchell

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