My head is full of cold. I was home today sick. I slept most of the day and at the moment, only have one eye open. Please be kind and forgiving if this post is full of typos.
So, here is your cover for this week..."I shot Andy Warhol" is a good movie. The soundtrack from the movie is excellent. If you love covers, this is a great soundtrack to check out. It's chock full of amazing covers including this one...
Luna does a fantastic job on Donovan's "Season of the Witch"
Not embarrassed to admit here that back in the day when Mark I used to watch the early auditions for American Idol (and Canadian Idol), he was always surprised that I'd be singing along to the butchered covers of Whitney Houston songs.
When I was in high school I had a copy of her debut album on cassette (yikes) and always, secretly, enjoyed her music. While her life ended up being tragic tabloid fodder, she had an incredible voice and her late 80's cheesey dance tunes were a lot of fun.
I think that when we were kids, growing up in the 70's, the radio was a bigger deal than it is now. You didn't really have a lot of options to listen to music if you didn't listen to the radio. I remember almost always having the radio on and as a result, can recall the lyrics to just too many songs to count.
The local AM stations played a bigger variety of genres back then I think, maybe they didn't. Perhaps I'm remembering it that way... in any event, today's cover is of a song I recall singing along to whenever I heard it on the radio as a child, Roberta Flack's "killing me softly with his song"
Now, don't get all superior on me and tell me that Roberta covered it after Lori Lieberman's original recording. Roberta Flack's was the one that we all heard on the radio... the Fugees did a fantastic cover of it and I'm sharing that today.
Some folks would say, "hey, no guilty, just pleasure" but I like the idea of a guilty pleasure when it comes to certain songs or artists. "New Radicals" definitely fall into that camp. I remember when this song came out, it was incredibly catchy and had a fun-ish video. Rewatching it this week I was amused and delighted by the puppies (I'd forgotten about the puppies!!) in the video. I also always liked the line, "We're flat broke, but hey we do it in style" (story of my life!!)
Anyway, let's see if I can share a Guilty Pleasure with you every Friday for 2018. Seems like a reasonable "resolution" huh?? enjoy kids.