I had my fantasy baseball draft last week, which means that I was too busy preparing for it to spend a lot of time on this week’s post. So here’s a quick selection of random stuff.
Lydia Lunch “Heartattack And Vine” (Tom Waits)
I really like the thought that there’s no devil, only God when he’s drunk. I find it very comforting.
Sally Timms “Cry, Cry, Cry” (Johnny Cash)
Ms. Timms has an incredible voice and I’m quite fortunate that she lives in my hometown. I just wish she’d perform more often around town.
D’Nash “Stand By Me” (Ben E. King)
This one starts out sounding much like the original and then takes a sharp left turn.
Eric Hutchinson “When You Were Mine” (Prince)
I adore this song, particularly the line about how she didn’t have the decency to change the sheets. The original sounds hopelessly cheesy and dated nowadays, but there are so many fine covers of it out there.
Amboy Dukes “Let’s Go Get Stoned” (Ray Charles)
Poor straight-arrow Ted Nugent, being forced to play all those songs about getting drunk and doing drugs because he was so young and innocent. At least according to Ted. I can almost feel sorry for him until I realize that he couldn’t have possibly been so stupid to not know what those songs were about.