Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rumors and the Profligation Thereof

So the rumors that Band A is playing its last show ever are now patently false—huzzah! We had a figurative make-up make-out session.

Good times. We had a great practice last night, too. I continue to change little things in songs, which is always nice. Like the song is still working itself out.

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Meanwhile, Band B is working on a few new covers including:

That last one in particular kind of blows my mind. I mean, I'm willing to suspend judgment about Fall Out Boy and recognize it's simply a well-executed cover. But John Fucking Mayer on that solo? He fucking slays it.

Yeah, I know. John Mayer. Slaying. I'm as shocked as you are.


Blogger bitchphd said...


26/4/08 3:19 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Hey, that's good news about your band!

26/4/08 6:59 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

(But, uh, bad news about that you're covering "Don't Stop Believing" -- what line of reasoning convinced you that this would be an interesting or worthwhile song to cover?)

26/4/08 9:09 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

TMK: Oddly, "Don't Stop Believing", along with "Shout", is among the most common request we get. I presume it has something to do with being drunk and wanting to hear a pop song.

27/4/08 12:56 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

You mean the Tears for Fears song? That's seems like an odd song to have a nostalgic attachment to as pop. It was way less of a hit than "Don't Stop Believing" was if memory serves -- I don't seem much in common between those two songs besides low quality. Or is this a different "Shout"?

People who request songs like that deserve what they get I guess.

Hey I was just listening to some really nice drumming, on the soundtrack to Yoshimbo.

27/4/08 3:03 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Nope. Isley Brothers.

27/4/08 3:09 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

"Don't Stop Believing" is one of Journey's best songs!! And definitely one of my favorite 80's songs. I hope you do it justice.

p.s. I always knew you secretly loved John Mayer.

27/4/08 3:10 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Oh yeah, ok. Thanks for making the image of you covering Tears for Fears go away. I think |Isley Bros. - Journey| > |Journey - Tears for Fears|, probably. Maybe the concert drunkards have been requesting Tears for Fears and you just didn't realize it.

27/4/08 4:56 PM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

john mayer spent some time with Herbie Hancock and the new headhunters in recent years, so at the very least, he gets "badass" by association.

28/4/08 9:16 AM  
Blogger Newswise Staff said...

and on a related note, the cover of band A's next album

28/4/08 12:09 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Funny, and it sent me searching.

I wouldn't call it an embarrassment of riches, but there are a few more gems here.

28/4/08 1:50 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Pretty much every guitarist I know grudgingly admits that John Mayer is a talented musician. He's a good blogger, too.

6/5/08 5:03 PM  
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