August 15, 2004

Chapter 6 : Weak of the Covers

I've decided to try something different this time around.

I've been going through alot of my old albums and listening to all sorts of music lately and so I've been having all sorts of music going through my head and I thought I'd share some of my favorite songs with you.

For the next week I'm going to record a cover song a day; I'm going to try and pick a song that best describes my mood the day I record it. It will just be recorded with my acoustic guitar and my vocals. I hope this doesn't scare too many people away from my blog (as if I haven't done that already).

So be sure to check back each day for a new song (probably sometime in the PM rather then AM).

Day 7 - 8/21/04 : Slipknot - "Vermillion, Pt. 2"
- A dark song for a dark Saturday afternoon. Since it was the last day of this chapter I thought I'd go all out and do some background vocals and show some of my skills on piano (TEH!).

Day 6 - 8/20/04 : A Perfect Circle - "The Nurse Who Loved Me"
- Maynard is one of my favorite singers and he writes some great music, although he didn't write this one. This is actually a cover of a cover and I can't remember who did the original version right now, so teh.

Day 5 - 8/19/04 : System of a Down - "Roulette"
- The first acoustic SOAD song and it's filled with so much confusion, I just had to play this.

Day 4 - 8/18/04 : The Pixies - "Where is My Mind?"
- Now that the Pixies are back I really need to go see them in concert since I've never seen them live. This song does sound alot better with the electric guitar part (that I'm not playing).

Day 3 - 8/17/04 : Oasis - "She's Electric"
- My cousin Edwin plays this tune every time he visits NJ, so I started listening to it and I had to play it for him.

Day 2 - 8/16/04 : Our Lady Peace - "Thief"
- OLP is one of my favorite bands. Any male singer who likes to sing like a female is always fun to listen to.

Day 1 - 8/15/04 : Pearl Jam - "Off He Goes"
- I'm not really too big of a Pearl Jam fan anymore. I do like their 3rd and 4th albums, I don't like the new stuff or the old stuff too much, I'm stuck in between. This song brings back young memories.

To everyone who listened thank you. It was a fun week.


Posted by Charlie at August 15, 2004 08:25 PM

So, your covers are WEAK? Is that what this entry title means? I'll have to listen to the first cover when I have the computer with working speakers booted up. Until then, I assume your cover is WEAK.

Posted by: kate at August 15, 2004 09:54 PM

K, I listened to it now. Not as weak as you'd like it to be. But I'm sure you're just trying to be modest with your subliminal titles that I feel the need to overly interpret. I'll be looking out for a radiohead cover soon.

Posted by: kate at August 16, 2004 09:58 AM

sounded really good, although that doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: ? at August 16, 2004 06:44 PM

Nice "hidden" track. I assume that was added because I requested some Radiohead. If not, I wont be offended because I don't get offended. Good work either way.

Posted by: katya at August 18, 2004 11:01 AM

Here's a crazy idea, how about instead of ambiguously trying to tell people how you feel, or what your mood is through music, you tell them with your own words. Then use the music to back it up, it might be a little more affective. But then again, maybe you don't really care for anyone to know? Music sounds good either way.

Posted by: angela at August 19, 2004 08:38 AM

alright, so i didnt mean that the way it sounds...and everyone expresses themselves in different ways, like maybe drawing or writing or just talking or singing or we should do what works best for ourselves and thats it. :)

Posted by: angela at August 19, 2004 08:49 AM

I think you meant it exactly how it sounded. You're a big meanie. Btw, Chuck, I'd listen to the songs but my computer is a piece of shit and streaming audio sounds like a garbled mess, so it really wouldn't be worth it in the long run. Also, since everyone else is suggesting songs, I'm going to suggest a Stabbing Westward cover. Just please don't cover anything by The Who, I'm still angry over Limp Bizkit's butchering of Behind Blue Eyes.

Posted by: Steph at August 21, 2004 04:04 PM

What doesn't Limp Bizkit butcher?

Posted by: Charley at August 21, 2004 04:37 PM

Answering Chuck's rhetorical question hesitantly:
Your Mom?

Posted by: kate at August 21, 2004 04:57 PM

i'll check in for the songs... you sent me the link to this so im commenting ;)

Posted by: jared at August 21, 2004 11:17 PM

No, Kate you're wrong. I think given a chance Limp Bizkit could very well butcher your mom as well. However, the remake of Faith was better than the original, but then again it WAS a George Michael song. But then, the only reason I disliked the remake of Behind Blue Eyes was this (although, given the chance I'd have found more):
You don't take a song that's already been written and ADD LYRICS TO IT. It's just not done. It was a good song when it was written. It didn't need help. Not only that, they took lyrics out of the damned thing, and some of the best lyrics in the song. At least that's what I think anyway. But then, that's just my opinion...

Posted by: Steph at August 22, 2004 12:22 AM

I like how "I Got Blown By Charley - I Survived Hurricane Charley Shirts Ringers Hoodies Lunchboxes Tees" appears as an advertisement on my blog. Okay, maybe I don't.

Posted by: Charley at August 27, 2004 08:49 PM

i'm sorry but if there is really a t-shirt in existance that says "i got blown by charley" i would buy a ton of them, and just hand them out to everyone who knows a charley, or this charley is more like it since i know no other one oh wait, yes i do, i have a cousin charlie, well anyway, i just think that would be too funny. everyone charlie knows walking around shirts on saying "i got blown by charley" his hole band should wear them when they play out or something.

Posted by: angela at September 1, 2004 08:56 AM

I like your Pixies cover. If you go see them on tour this year, see them in Boston or NYC and you'll see our friend John opening for them. He's in the Cocktails. It's crazy, but his wife is my friend, and his daughter is Fi's best pal. Naturally, I can't get tickets to see them play in Chicago. Regardless of my obvious need to have a backstage pass. Maybe I need to offer more hours of babysitting service.
p.s. Where are you moving to?

Posted by: Kim at September 27, 2004 11:42 PM

ya know, mojito goes wherever you go. just because you moved out of the original mojito (which I might add is no longer "mojito" at all), doesn't mean you have to give up the damn blog. so what I'm trying to say here is: POST MORE BIATCH!

Posted by: balph eubank at October 13, 2004 11:22 AM

Chuck, you need to either revive this blog or bury it, because I can smell its rotting stench from all the way over on my blog.

Posted by: kate at April 10, 2005 07:16 PM
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