Daily Archive: December 15, 2009


Good beer, good music

As I compile everyone’s “best cover of all time” submissions (Yes, I’m getting to you. No, Uncle Kracker’s version of “Drift Away” did not make the cut.) while enjoying a lukewarm PBR, I realize...


The Climate of the Islander

Time has a piece today on climate change that discusses a small atoll called Ifalik in Micronesia.  I spent one year of my life in Guam teaching Micronesians and was fortunate enough to spend...


The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XIV

Ian M. also submitted Built to Spill’s epic cover of “Freebird”; I’m nominating Beirut’s cover of Ary Barroso’s “Brazil” (Sinatra’s version also makes the cut). Again, my musical biases are pretty obvious, so if...


The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XIII

Klein nominates Donny Hathaway’s soulful take on Lennon’s “Jealous Guy’; Todd submits Phish’s version of the Stones’ “Loving Cup” for the jam band circuit. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a cover, but...


Tim ‘Theological’ Tebow

Florida QB Tim Tebow (in)famously often wears eye strips with Biblical phrases on them during every game.  For example, he’s worn John 3:16, Philippians 4:13, and Hebrews 12:1-2. During the recent SEC Championship, Tebow...



A lot of the reaction to my conservapedia piece falls along the lines that you would expect – essentially that I’m painting with too broad a brush.  I probably was in that post.  Obviously...


The Best Cover of All Time, Volume XI

After reviewing the list of nominees, it’s pretty apparent that our  submissions skew heavily towards quasi-ironic indie rock. In the interests of greater inclusion, I encourage all readers with a passion for folk, country,...


The Best Cover of All Time, Volume X

JosephFM nominates The Yeah Yeah Yeahs covering Sonic Youth; Sidereal recommends José González singing Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.” Both songs are below the fold: