Among other things, Lissie produces a truly prodigious amount of excellent music covers. Out this week is the video for her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” which featured on her most recent EP: Covered Up With Flowers. The video is actually a live recording, featuring a somewhat more “slick” visual style than the sessions that brought us her previous releases of “Bad Romance” and “Nothing Else Matters.”
Even so, it’s a lovely way to start a Friday morning. Check it out:
And if you really want to blow your mind… watch Lissie violate the “No Stairway” rule here.
Chances are, you already know Daytrotter. But in a series about excellent music websites, it’s almost criminal not to mention Sean Moeller’s extraordinary website. Since 2007, the site has been serving up excellent, intimate music sessions for the masses. Their motto: “One band a day, every day, 28 Daytrotter Session songs each week.” Here’s how it works: Bands take a couple of hours out of their travels to visit The Horseshack in Rock Island, IL., where they then record a variety of tracks. Daytrotter puts together some art, and an oft-amusing description of the session, and gives the music away on their site. It’s an amazingly expansive collection, too, and a true marvel that it’s all done in a not-for-profit enterprise. And while picking out highlights in this collection is like trying to pick out a favorite piece of sand on a pristine beach, I’ll do my best.
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Hey, everyone! Happy New Year! I hope that you have a good one, and that you’re surrounded by good food, friends, and music. It’s been a long year over here (the epic dissertation struggle continues), and I haven’t always been the most attentive (you’re top of the list of New Year’s Resolutions!)… but I wanted to thank everyone for all their love and support. I’ve been positively blown away by the amount of excellent music that has been sent my way, and the… well, legitimacy, I seem to have stumbled into.
So, in 2011, I’ll be stepping up to keep things rolling around here. And I hope that you’ll be there, too! And since it’s customary, follow me for some things I’ve loved this year, as well as some things I’m looking forward to in the New Year!
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Lissie stopped by the Black Cab Sessions recently to give us an excellent cover of Lionel Richie’s “Hello.” And yes, if you’re wondering, I do feel a little weird about putting “excellent” and “Lionel Richie” in the same sentence. Still, check out the video after the jump:
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Hey, Everyone! Not as long a collection, this time, as I’m knee-deep in dissertation. Even so, I’m sure you’ll find a little something to help get you over the “peek of the week” (as a former English teacher of mine used to call it). Come and have a look, won’t you?
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