It May Seem Like a Stretch

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Summer is crazy, and I’m not even in school anymore. There was a holiday, so you get a single video!

Postmodern Jukebox’s cover of The Postal Service’s Such Great Heights (2015)

I know I’ve shared a couple songs of theirs before, but Postmodern Jukebox does all kinds of jazzy covers of non-jazzy tunes. Here’s their version of Such Great Heights. I like the original, the Iron & Wine cover, and the Streetlight Manifesto cover. All for different reasons. But this is my favorite. Continue reading

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Just for One Day

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

cdatsg hCaptain Dipper and the Strawberry Girl’s cover of David Bowie’s Heroes (2016)

I went camping for a few days this week, so I just shared a single music video. I love the original, but I love this cover even more. Continue reading

We are Master’s of Our Fate

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Two weeks ago, as way of introduction to Regina Spektor, I suggested my friends check out her cover of a John Lennon song. In that same vein, I present to you three of my favorite Beatles covers – and one remix. For your convenience, I’m sharing YouTube videos of all of these so you don’t have to look them up yourselves.

But first! David, one of my current coworkers, shared something with me.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me soundtrack (2017)

This is a two-person musical. She’s a musician who writes scores, including for video game designers who want everything to sound like John Williams. He’s an Antarctic explorer who’s recruiting people for an expedition … in 1914. And they meet on a dating site for people who don’t have many options left: Cupid’s Last Chance. The story is driven by the non-love-love story between the two characters. Continue reading

Heart Beats Like a Drum

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. Sometimes we review that music and share our comments with the rest of the group – but that doesn’t always happen.

This week marks four-years since my friends and I started playing this game. I don’t know if Tim was aware of that when he made his suggestion, but he chose a band from this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and I thought that was as good of a theme as any, so I did the same.

Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988)

It’s no secret that Bon Jovi is one of Tim’s favorite bands. Some people see them as only an 80’s hairband (and some of us wish they’d stick with that), but they’ve been playing for nearly 40 years and are still going strong. Very few bands can say that. Continue reading

Riding High on His Whims

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

EVƎ 6 – Horrorscope (2000)

These guys really remind me of 9th grade. But unlike other bands of that same era, Eve 6 has stayed with me – to the point that one of the songs I wrote around the time I joined the team that eventually started this game was musically inspired by this album. Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go

Since the spring of 2014, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we review that music and share those reviews with one another.

SweetHaven – SweetHaven or Help Yourself (2004 or 2009)

I wanted to get back to basics this week. There’s a ton of good music out there, but I wanted to share something that inspires me as a musician. Continue reading

Live the Life You Please

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Dave Chisholm – Instrumental (2017)

Tim found this at Salt Lake Comic Con this year. This is the soundtrack to Dave Chisholm’s second graphic novel (he has a music background, and teaches at a conservatory in New York, so he has the musical ability as well as artistic storytelling), and each track is a chapter in the book. It’s about a guy with a trumpet that plays the most amazing music, but when he does someone dies. I’ve heard Scott Pilgrim and Jem and the Holograms are some of the best comics about music, so I’d love to see how this comic compares to those. You can check out all of Dave’s stuff at his website. Continue reading