Jul 152010

Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Catch up on past installments here.

Add “Gypsy” to the list of anti-fame songs that don’t inspire a lot of sympathy. Stevie Nicks wrote the song when Fleetwood Mac was at their commercial peak, waxing nostalgic for a time when her and Lindsay Buckingham slept a mattress on the floor. While the sentiment is no doubt sincere, the people still sleeping on a mattress on the floor may have a tough time understanding this nostalgia.

Van Risseghem has been making waves in the Tulsa music scene for a few years now. His “daydreamy pop melodicism” (Music Zeitgeist) has earned him critical acclaim and choice placement; his song “The Motion” plays whenever you board a Delta flight (hey, it’s better than this). So while he hasn’t exactly hit Rumours-level fame yet, perhaps he can relate to the sentiment of “Gypsy.” At least when he gets on a plane.

Download: Van Risseghem – Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac cover)
[audio: SOTD0710/Gypsy.mp3]

Check out more Van Risseghem at MySpace.

Cover Me is now on Patreon! If you love cover songs, we hope you will consider supporting us there with a small monthly subscription. There are a bunch of exclusive perks only for patrons: playlists, newsletters, downloads, discussions, polls - hell, tell us what song you would like to hear covered and we will make it happen. Learn more at Patreon.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>