How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday story originally written by Dr. Seuss in 1957. The story follows the meanness of the Grinch and his distaste for the Christmas holiday as tries to steal Christmas but later realizes that Christmas isn’t about the tangible. This is a feel-good story that criticizes the commercialization of Christmas and the prevalence of human cheer. It’s a cute holiday favourite.
Happy holidays from me, and of course from Fearless Records (I’m a bit biased towards punk music). Here is the Punk Goes Christmas: Deluxe Edition. If you’re looking to spice up your holiday with some alternative Christmas songs, then this album is perfect for you.
“I fink you freeky” is originally produced by Die Antwoord and then later covered by Leo Moracchioli. This cover song popped up on my YouTube feed and I thought it is a fantastic combination of a great band and phenomenal cover artist. It is only been out a little more than a week and the music video has already gotten…
Rick and Morty is a science fiction animation for an adult audience. The whole show is satirical and cynical. It’s described as a dark comedy that makes complete sense. Rick and Morty takes seriously dark and solemn topics and jokes about them. It’s a show that will make you laugh about the universe is meaningless,…
This series, produced by Ryan Seacrest is going to provide a platform for new and upcoming artists. In a press release, Seacrest says “These new young artists will also have the chance to work alongside some of the most renowned musicians in the world, which we hope will generate some great experiences for the artists and contestants alike, and in turn produce some memorable performances.”
Cover for the cause is a fundraising event connecting artists, fans, and communities. This event, put on by Music Heals, aims to raise funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada. It’s a way for artists to not only reach out to their fans but also their community as well. The premise of this event is to raise funds using pledges for various bands to perform covers. It brings publicity to the foundation, to music therapy, and to the bands. As of this posting, $6,293 has been raised so far.
In conclusion, it seemed that these specific cover versions are preferred over the originals. Yet, the reasons for this are extremely diverse. They range from an emotional response, vocal quality, to instrumental and arrangement. Thus, covers can be seen as better than the originals for a vast variety of reasons. However, this article provides the evidence of three songs and two corresponding covers. This doesn’t provide a full view of all songs or all covers. I think it does offer an interesting point that cover songs are legitimate as a musical form. It also highlights that everyone has their own subjective tastes in music.
The simple answer to the long story is that I started a blog about covers and parodies because I wanted to share them with people. I want to write about songs that are unique because they aren’t the original.