My Vicky Life


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Yet another 30 day music challenge

Day 2: A song you find incredibly beautiful.

Simon & Garfunkel - Kathy’s Song

30 day music challenge

Day 15: A song that has been covered by another artist.

I was going to go with Brandon Boyd’s vast improvement on Elvis Costello’s Alison, but with all the chatter about Timelapse Consortium during the past couple of days, I thought something progressive would be appropriate. So here’s early Yes with a brilliant cover of Paul Simon’s America. My other idea was to focus just on the tons of great covers of Bob Dylan’s work, my favorites being Rage Against the Machine’s version of Maggie’s Farm, The Dead Weather’s New Pony, Eric Clapton’s Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, The Pretenders’ Forever Young, and the Band’s I Shall Be Released. Probably the most famous take on the latter was done by Joe Cocker, and of all the bazillions of Beatles covers, I think the best is his version of With A Little Help From My Friends. Then there’s Linda Ronstadt, who pretty much did nothing but covers, many of them great, but none better than her version of Neil Young’s Birds. (She covered Alison too, by the way.) I could go on and on forever with this, but I’ll just mention three more: the Chili Peppers’ cover of Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground, Chris Cornell’s cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, and the Foo Fighters’ cover of Arcade Fire’s Keep the Car Running.

Simon & Garfunkel - Kathy’s Song

It’s late at night, I’m missing someone, and I want to hear sad, pretty songs. This is the best one I could think of.

A video clip for those of you who read my revised neurotic Brandon Boyd-related question and don’t know who woman “A” is.

There’s also a song about her. Perhaps you’ve heard it.

Mar 5

Simon & Garfunkel - Richard Cory (based on a poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson)

I’m posting this because someone I’ve always admired and respected, someone who encouraged me, who always seemed so confident, and seemed like she had it all together, committed suicide last Friday. Sometimes I just don’t understand this life.