Oct 152010

For anyone interested in the stats game, Cover Me has seen a lot of big, round numbers recently. Yesterday afternoon we put up our 500th post (Eric Lauritsen’s epic roundup of dozens of live covers by Wilco). Then this morning we gained our 1000th Twitter follower (hi @u2acro!). As I’ve been promising on @covermesongs for a while now, that’s an occasion for a Twit-sclusive giveaway. No, scratch that. Five Twit-sclusive giveaways.

Here’s the deal: Tweet out a link to a page on Cover Me. Could be the homepage, could be a favorite post, could be our archives on a favorite artist (find ’em here). Whatever. Include the hash tag “#CoverMe1000” in your post. Do this as often as you like over the next week—as long as you’re tweeting a different page/post each time. Next Friday I’ll pick five tweets randomly. Those five tweet-ers win one of the following:

CD: John Legend and the Roots’ Wake Up! (more info here)
CD: Garden on a Trampoline’s new compilation It’s Only Love (three copies, more info below)
CD: The Morlocks Play Chess (more info here)

Again, tweet a link to any favorite page or post with the hashtag “Cover Me1000”. Repeat as often as you like to increase your chances. Five winners will be chosen Friday, October 22.

Wake Up! Tracklist:
01. Compared to What (Les McCann & Eddie Harris)
02. Hard Times (Stephen Foster)
03. Little Ghetto Boy (Donny Hathaway)
04. Wake Up Everybody ft. Common and Melanie Fiona (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
05. Our Generation (Ernie Hines)
06. Love the Way It Should Be (Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses)
07. Hang On in There (Mike James Kirkland)
08. I Can’t Write Left Handed (Bill Withers)
09. Wholy Holy (Marvin Gaye)
10. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas)
11. Shine (original)

It’s Only Love Tracklist:
1. You Might Think (The Cars)
2. Lovecats (The Cure)
3. Moving Right Along (Muppets)
4. Laid (James)
5. How Could That Be True (Paul Baribeau)
6. Digging the Grave (Faith No More)
7. Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
8. Business Time (Flight of the Conchords)
9. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
10. Bruises (Real Live Tigers)
11. The Center (Spirit & Dust)
12. Less Than You Think (Wilco)
13. Times Square (Marianne Faithfull)
14. Left & Leaving (Weakerthans)
15. When August Comes (Art Mayes)
16. Purple Rain (Prince)
17. I’ll Be Back (The Beatles)
18. God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
19. Untitled #1: VAKA (Sigur Rós)
20. It’s Only Time (Magnetic Fields)

The Morlocks Play Chess Tracklist:
01. I’m a Man (Bo Diddley)
02. Help Me (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
03. Killin’ Floor (Howlin’ Wolf)
04. Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf)
05. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
06. Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker)
07. Promised Land (Chuck Berry)
08. Sitting on Top of the World (The Mississippi Sheiks)
09. You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
10. I Feel So Bad (Chuck Willis)
11. You Can’t Sit Down (The Dovells)
12. Back in the U.S.A. (Chuck Berry)

Get tweeting! Oh, and follow @covermesongs.

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