Great song from Nick Krill of the Spinto Band and Jonathan Mann that I just came across by looking at old SongFights I was involved in. I’ll post my submission from this week and maybe some others soon.
ALSO, what vaguely spanish-y or something song does the riff and melody of “bag of bones” remind me of?? Driving me nuts.
If you don’t know SongFight, it’s this great, free, non-profit website where every week a title is given and people around the world write and record songs based on that title, incorporating it into the lyrics or not, interpreting it thematically however they wish. The results are then posted to the site and voted on by the community. If you haven’t ever seen it, do take a look: http://songfight.org/
The names I’ve used on there for my music are That Guy and Duderonymus Bosch. The most famous person to originate on the site is probably MC Frontalot. One of my favorite submitters is Carol Cleveland Sings, who is Thomas Hughes from The Spinto Band. Berkeley Social Scene is also great, as are many others.
You can easily browse the back-catalog of submissions dating to a decade ago and before here: http://sfjukebox.org/
Quite truly sans hyperbole one of the greatest things I have ever heard. The Spinto Band mashes up a little Thin Lizzy with a classic 60s pop hit that has the same changes and even somehow throws in some Gwen Stefani — and IT WORKS.
This is from, I believe, their second Daytrotter session sometime in 2009 before the release of their ‘second’ true studio album Moonwink. They’re one of the more prolific bands to ever grace Daytrotter, and have done 3+ sessions, more if you count their appearances with side-projects and friends’ bands like ROAR and Carol Cleveland Sings.
David Rees is a skilled pencil sharpener indeed.
And now, combining things both he and John Hodgman are fans of, here’s a dimestore tune about the foibles of using clip art, namechecking David Rees as sung by Carol Cleveland Sings.
I’m in line for a John Hodgman hosted event about a book about Artisenal Pencil Sharpening AKA the most pastily Caucasian line that’s ever existed
Here’s a song for you this evening. It’s only one minute and thirty seconds long, so what have you got to lose? CCS