Votes due Thursday, October 20th at 11 PM EST: Alright friends- as usual, I’m going a little country on my day. However, that said we have seen some pretty low voter turnouts in recent days, so hopefully having some familiar radio hits mixed in with some guitar picking gems will get people back on board. Grooveshark link is here, best of luck to all songs.
Jeffrey Foucault and Rodney Parker match guitars on classic rock tracks fifteen years removed to kick us off. Go to it- here’s some Wikipedia narrative fun:
1) “Lodi” describes the plight of a down-and-out musician whose career has landed him playing a gig in a small town named Lodi. After playing in local bars, he finds himself stranded and unable to raise bus or train fare to leave.
2) The song depicts a young couple’s romantic escape to the New Jersey city Atlantic City, but also wrestles with the inevitability of death as the man in the relationship intends to take a job in organized crime once arriving in the city.
Next up, these songs have little in common. But I thought it was a good match- hopefully you do too. “Give A Little Bit” (Goo Goo Dolls covering Supertramp) takes on “Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio” (KISS covering The Ramones.)
Moving on, these songs also have little in common. But again, I thought it was a good match. I don’t know, we are running out of songs, give us some slack 🙂 “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney Houston covering Dolly Parton) vs. “Such Great Heights” (Iron & Wine covering Postal Service.)
Dixie Chicks vs. Mindy Smith round this out. “Travelin’ Soldier” takes on “Jolene” in the War of Northern Aggression, Part Deux.
“Lodi” by Jeffrey Foucault
“Atlantic City” by Rodney Parker
“Give A Little Bit” by Goo Goo Dolls
“Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio” by KISS
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
“Such Great Heights” by Iron and Wine
“Travelin’ Soldier” by Dixie Chicks
“Jolene” by Mindy Smith