Running low on battery and stealing library internet, so I will add color commentary tomorrow. Votes due by Wednesday, November 9th at 11 pm. Grooveshark link is here– best of luck to all.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow vs. Puttin’ On The Ritz’ [Update: thanks to G for the muted observation that the original version of SOTR I put up wasn’t the mash with “What A Wonderful World.” I wasn’t aware there was a version without that part until now. As they say:
Where Did You Sleep Last Night vs. Graceland (Color commentary: Kurt Cobain’s stomach pains versus Willie’s transposition of New York City to Austin, neither of which is Graceland. Woooo.)
Killing Me Softly vs. Like A Rollin’ Stone (Color commentary: Killing Me Softly didn’t get this far in the first tournament. If you haven’t heard it, it’s new to you. The Rolling Stones cover a song that in fact never referred to them, but rather the standard motif of Rollin’ Stone imagery pre-dating Muddy Waters’ handle.)
Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio vs. Travelin’ Soldier (Color Commentary: KISS covers a song that actually is about them, as Janos points out in earlier commentary. The Dixie Chicks have continued to surprise, as the crowd base has quantitatively shifted to a stronger appreciation of le country.)