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Cover My World: Super Sunday Spectacular!

Walk off the Earth covers Goyte & a special Madonna cover from Jane Lui It's been a while since we've seen a cover that was mind-trippingly good enough to warrant a new installment of Cover My World.  Well here it is.  Five players (L-R): percussion, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, and effects. One instrument: Epiphone [...]

By | February 4th, 2012|Gig Bag, Songs|

Belgium: Meet Jane Lui, San Diego’s famous chanteuse

Cover My World #7: History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics We introduced Jane Lui last week with her mashup of Moves Like Jagger and Rainbow Connection.  Now she returns for an unprecedented second consecutive appearance in the Cover My World series.  Yes, she's THAT good. This edition finds her outside of LuieLand taking a chronological [...]

By | October 3rd, 2011|Gig Bag|

Adventures in LuieLand: Jane Lui appearing in NYC & DC

Cover My World #6: Maroon 5 Meet the Muppets with Moves Like Jagger It's refreshing to have your expectations not just exceeded but upended and turned inside-out.   After spending a little time in LuieLand watching clever mash-ups of cover songs, I thought I had this Jane Lui thing figured out. Then I went over to [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, Piano, Songs|

Cover my World #5: The Beatles Complete on Ukelele

We last looked at the Best Covers of 2010.  Before that was a list of covers that eclipse the originals.  We started with artists covering themselves and Amanda Palmer’s ukulele take on Radiohead.  Now we begin 2011 with the most ambitious cover project we have yet discovered (via Interstate Live). The Beatles Complete on Ukulele [...]

By | February 5th, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|

Cover My World #4: Best Covers – 2010

As we look back on 2010, we see a few loose ends here at MMT, and none looser than our "Cover My World" series.  We left left you last September with a list of covers that eclipse the originals.  Before that, we looked at artists covering themselves and Amanda Palmer's ukulele take on Radiohead. Onward! [...]

By | December 29th, 2010|Gig Bag, Songs|

Cover My World #2: Suzanne, Sting, and Squeeze Cover Themselves

In Cover My World #1, we looked at artists who reshaped, reformed, and re-recorded songs originally made famous by others.  Here, we will examine artists who re-visit their own works, covering themselves in new old-fashioned ways. Suzanne Vega is taking the stripped-down approach with a series of new, mostly acoustic studio recordings of songs selected [...]

By | September 3rd, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry, Songs|

Cover My World #1: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magic Ukulele

Covers are HOT this year. The Onion A.V. Club is wrapping up its Undercover Series: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small, Round Room.  So if you want to hear Superchunk cover The Cure (Yeah!), or Cymbals Eat Guitars cover Superchunk (probably not), you're...uhh, covered. Over at NPR, All Songs Considered has selected Five Great [...]

By | August 18th, 2010|Gig Bag, Songs|