Jul 042009

This Week’s News

First bit of news is a reminder to go here and vote for which song you think Jordan Galland should cover!

Following up with our Michael Jackson tribute post, there are a few new posts circulating. Corey over at Music, Birds and Cheerios has put up his own tribute post as well as a review of the Stevie Wonder concert from which I posted several covers. Check ‘em both out.

More great Jacko covers showed up in my inbox a few days ago from astute reader Laurie. My two favorites are by Benjamin Siksou, bringing us jazzy takes on “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.” Jackson 5 fans though shouldn’t miss these two versions of “I Want You Back.” Thanks Laurie!

The New York Times generally isn’t my first stop for cover news, but I’m glad I stumbled across this church organ Michael Jackson medley.

In unrelated news, Daughtry covered Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” The good news is it’s a cool cover choice, the bad news is it still sounds like Daughtry. For a better “Poker Face” cover, check out Antler Darts.

So I’ve never heard of Mark Mulcahy, but I’m glad other people have because he’s the center of a new tribute album. It’s called Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mucahy and features a line-up that includes Thom Yorke, The National, and Michael Stipe. And those are just the first three tracks! You’ve gotta wait ‘til September 29th to hear it, but you can read about it here.

I’ve mentioned Neil Young’s brutal (in a good way) live take on “A Day In the Life” before, but it got even more exciting this past week when a special guest joined him onstage. Watch it now.

And finally, happy fourth!

This Week’s Submissions

James Eric – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Michael Jackson)

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