Throwing in the Towel

February 10, 2010

OK, look… This has got to stop. The covers project was, I still feel, a great idea. I truly wish that I had the time to continue such an endeavor, but I simply don’t. The idea was that I would spend some time doing this project and some time working on new music of my own. However, lately I’ve found that all of my time has been spent on the covers. Any free time that I have (which isn’t all that much) has been spent on this and that has left no time at all to work on my own music. I’m posting the rest of the list so that I can be done with it. I hope that everyone understands this; I absolutely have to get back to work on my own music, and any free time that I have should be spent on that.

So here’s the rest of the list. Thanks again to everyone for the support:

25. Car – Built to Spill
24. Portland Maine and the Pouring Rain – The City on Film
23. This Will Never Happen – Herman Dune
22. The Brute Choir – Palace Music
21. Beautiful – Belle & Sebastian
20. I Am Always the One Who Calls – Pedro the Lion
19. I’m Not Going Anywhere Tonight – Owen
18. She Belongs to Me – Bob Dylan
17. Cat Heaven – Jets to Brazil
16. Photobooth – Death Cab For Cutie
15. Guitar and Video Games – Sunny Day Real Estate
14. Waltz #2 (XO) – Elliott Smith
13. Mess – Ben Folds
12. Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel
11. Six Different Ways – The Cure
10. The Legionnair’s Lament – The Decemberists
9. Palmcorder Yanja – The Mountain Goats
8. Pamphleteer – The Weakerthans
7. Driftwood – Cursive
6. Young Fiction Writer – Kind of Like Spitting
5. Where We Belong – Hot Water Music
4. I’ve Just Seen a Face – The Beatles
3. Trance Manual – John Vanderslice
2. Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying – Belle & Sebastian
1. Frame & Canvas – Braid

Oddly I am leaving everyone with a new cover, one that likely should have been on the list from the beginning, but wasn’t. It’s a song by Trembling Blue Stars that I really love. John Darnielle did a fantastic cover of this on The Mountain Goats Babylon Springs tour EP too, that’s one that everyone should check out. Good day.

Unnumbered – Sometimes I Still Feel the Bruise by Trembling Blue Stars (from Broken by Whispers, Sub Pop 2000)

mp3 – Sometimes I Still Feel the Bruise