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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES featuring disco-ized classic rock, and Snow Patrol covering U2!


A regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on.  Pronto! Before we get to the classic rock, let’s check out Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson…


The Dutch Uncles covered Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way all the way back in 2013, but I just heard it. The line between disco and Stevie Nicks has always been dotted, and this is why. I love this version. In fact, I like it better than the original!

The dance version above made me reminisce over the much bolder choice by Scissor Sisters, in their first big hit–remaking Pink Floyd…

U2’s “Mysterious Ways” had a lot of disco swing to it. Snow Patrol took care of that…

And I’m going to leave you with the weirdest song I’ve heard this year…To the tune of the Seinfeld theme.

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IAMSU!-Eyes on Me (EP)


Solid wordplay, terrific flow, great beats…Standout cuts: Nothin Less and They Say (Yeah).

Iamsu! was the founder of Bay Area hip-hop collective the HBK Gang, so as you might think, it’s laid back and urgent. Don’t think they can go together? Give a listen.

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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES!

A regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on.  Pronto!

First a rap single by Latrell James….

The Fleas figured out how to get people to listen to their new single…Make it seem like a cover!


And finally, this isn’t a single, it’s an EP. But that first cut…Wow.

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WEEKENDS ARE FOR SINGLES! (A Biggie Small cover, Paul Simon cover, and more!)

The first in what I hope to make a regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on.  Pronto!

First, a simple, sweet cover of a classic Paul Simon song….

Next, one of the best pop songs of 2015 so far. I can’t wait to hear the whole album!

And this isn’t a cover, really, so much as biting off an idea Biggie had.

For a true cover of the Notorious B.I.G. cover, go no further than to Joseph Arthur…
The 10 Crack Commandments-Joseph Arthur (direct link to mp3)
And, finally, here’s Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires doing an extraordinary cover of Warren Zevon’s Mutineer. Rest In Peace, Warren. You’ll always be in my top 10.

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