“Possum Kingdom” by Toadies (with update on 9/1/22)

Someone just shared this song on facebook and it joyfully brought it back.  This song is about as perfect as a song can get. From wiki:Toadies are an American rock band formed in 1989 in Fort Worth,Texas, best known for the song “Possum Kingdom”. The band’s classic lineup consisted of Vaden Todd Lewis (lead vocals,…

dVerse — Prosery Monday — killing me softly

Ushuaia Beach Hotel in Ibiza, Spain Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:— –by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., from The Chambered Nautilus I’d promised to take myself on a February vacation; one that would get me away before winter end’s grey desperation set in. Unfulfilled for a decade, I’m now…

TSM 222 — The First Time

The first time I saw you I heard boom chaka, the nasty bump and grind kind The first time I heard you, poetry man spritzed the air; such a deep inhale The first time you played, you rosined my bow; my heart danced a jig The first time we met, I said too much but…

Turntable Talk: Cover Me — “Comfortably Numb,” by Roger Waters & Company on the In the Flesh Tour on June 27, 2000 at The Rose Garden Arena in Portland Oregon, featuring Doyle Bramhall II and Snowy White on lead guitars.

Instead of an essay on cover songs that gives a rationale of what kind I like or don’t like and why, I want to take it in another direction. What I want to talk about in today’s essay on cover songs is what I will dub a semi-cover or modified cover of an original, which…