May 15, 2009

Mostly covers

My goodness, how time slips away. Sorry for my long absence. 

First there was that ten-day rainy period, and I couldn't bring myself to make a list! 

Then I broke my Ipod at the gym, which was sad but it was an antique so I didn't really mind. I went to the Mac store to replace it and bought a monster Ipod Classic, with 120 GB of space. Woo hoo! 

But when I went to sync my Itunes library I was so depressed because it was such a mess, and the thought of introducing so much crap to my nice, new Ipod was bringing me down.

So I researched a few solutions and I bought a nifty program called TuneUp. It magically cleans up your dirty music files. This project took days and days,  because I had over 7,000 songs, and  many of them were called Track x, or had the wrong artist, made no sense, no rhyme, no reason. After I cleaned up all my dirty tracks I was able to delete most duplicates. And now my Itunes library is in great shape and fit for my spanking new Ipod.

One of the things that made this project take so long is that I have re-familiarized myself with all my music. As I was looking for duplicates, it made me realize how many covers I have, and what a big covers fan I am. It is a reinterpretation that lets you listen to the lyrics in a whole new way!

Here is my list for today, called Mostly Covers. It is in no particular order. And the songs at the end (*) that are not covers are some favorites I like hearing right now. And as a bonus to anyone who has managed to read this boring blog to its end, I will burn a cd of the songlist below upon request (leave a comment). The first ten to reply get a cd. And if you don't live nearby, don't worry. I promise to mail it!

Mostly Covers playlist

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Cat Power

When Doves Cry, The Be Good Tanyas

Gold Digger, Kanye West Feat. Jamie Foxx

Ghost Train, Counting Crows

Like The Sun, Zucchero with Macy Gray

Muoio Per Te, Zucchero with Sting

Big in Japan, Ane Brun

Desperado, Johnny Cash

Wlndmills of Your  Mind, Sting

Staying Alive, Wyclef Jean

I Will Survive, CAKE

Gin And Juice, The Gourds

One, Badi Assad

In The Sun, Joseph Arthur*

Dogs, Damien Rice*

Consequence Of Sounds, Regina Spektor*

Is A Woman, Lambchop*


Tiffany said...

Hey there - Tiffany from TuneUp here - just read your post, glad we could help you out with your iTunes library! Love that Covers Playlist... I've got a lot of those too. :) Thanks for using TuneUp.

susan said...

hey baby sign me up! i have a couple of these, but never heard of others. fun! now i'm off to investigate tuneup.

Anonymous said...

I love your blogs. Driving with Warren. Sign us up for CDs.

Anonymous said...

Glad you finally put a new one up. I especially love that prince cover if that is the one from 15+ years ago. Please sign me up for a cd as I have not yet joined the 21st century method of listening to music. I don't like ear phones! Thanks Susan!

susie said...

Tiffany: i added a link to your site!
Suz: o most faithful one! Putting it in the mail tomorrow
U + W: Glad to have your support!!
Cath: You are so loyal and I will make you cd's anytime!

All: need to adjust my list a tad. hope you don't mind!

Lexi said...

THis is lexi. I WANT A CD!!! VERY BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

tatilicious said...

This is Tati. You are here, at lexi's house! CD plz.

Amy's blog said...

Hi Susan, sign me up for your great taste in music, would love a CD, my Ipod needs some new tunes.