Because after over 20 years, Bob Mould’s song needed to have a mandolin, Rubbermaid bin, and egg whisk applied to it. Here’s my own twangy take on a song originally recorded by Mould’s band Sugar in 1992.
Tag Archive: Music
Apr 23 2013
Apr 15 2013
Paul likes cleverly-arranged a capella music. Paul also likes beautifully composed music written for video games made before 2000. In walks Smooth McGroove (and his cat), and my world is changed. I wish Mr. McGroove great fortune, wealth, and additional free time to make more of these. My hero.
Apr 12 2013
It’s been a while since I last debuted a dumb song about a prehistoric reptile for the amusement of my toddler son, so let’s correct that right now. Sung to the tune of “Macarena,” is a quick, stupid ditty for a certain pterosaur with a 40-foot wingspan. He wanna keep things tidy, yeah he wants …
Apr 06 2013
Billy Joel reminisces about producer Phil Ramone, who just recently died, and his anecdotes and reflections about him make clear in conversation what you can already hear in recordings. For example: Phil perceived that recording hadn’t been fun for me for a very long time. The process was like pulling teeth. I don’t want to …
Feb 19 2013
Before his time, Jack White shakes his fists at the clouds. Via The Verge: “Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence,” White says. “Why go to a book store and get a real book? You can just download it. Why talk …
Feb 08 2013
I can’t help but think that Justin Timberlake, perhaps many years from now, will find himself unable to sleep some nights, haunted by these words: Bud Light Platinum brings a refined discerning aesthetic to beer that plays well with what I’m doing. Does it, Justin? Does it really?
Jan 25 2013
Don’t worry, girl. From my album Evidence of Absence, accompanying froggie image by Phoebe Schweizer West.
Jan 17 2013
A song of mine from 2006 that’s ostensibly about a plausible spaceship, but really about caring a whole lot about something bigger than yourself. BONUS: This song, though having a sci-fi bent, does not sound like filk. If you don’t know what filk is, just trust me, you’re welcome. Appears on my album Evidence of …
Jan 14 2013
The opening track from my 2004 record Paul is Making Me Nervous. It’ll slay the crowd and impress your mom.
Jan 13 2013
One of Toby’s favorite songs for bedtime used to be Toad the Wet Sprocket’s “Walk on the Ocean,” and like all bedtime songs he favors, it had to be sung every night for months. Current favorites, incidentally, include “She’s an Angel” by They Might Be Giants, “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors (which …