Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Feature - Amateur Night!

Amateur Night is a new feature we're trying out here at Sell the Lie. Basically, I will arduosly pore over literally several videos of random acoustic songs on YouTube to find the best, strangest, or most otherwise noteworthy that the vast webs of Internet have to offer. All out love for you, the reader.

First on the list is a young man named Daniel Choi covering "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. You might be turned off by the way he sings the actual "crazy" hook part, but, seriously, that's a tough note to hit!

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Next is a song originally by one of my favorite bands, a little group called Fall Out Boy. This song is from the album Take This to Your Grave, which is absolutely one of the best rock records I've ever heard. The official title of this song is "Tell That Kid Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today," and it's a perfect example of why I love Fall Out Boy; great melody and hook, and when you finally realize what the actual lyrics are it's like a gift for your brain. I won't spoil it for you, but after "Let's play this game/" is especially delightful.

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So just to keep things balanced, I figure we should now feature a male singer covering a song originally done by a female. So this song is called "Samson," originally by Regina Spektor. Regina writes quirky, beautiful pop songs, and you should certainly give her a listen. But first, give this a listen!

Buy some Regina Spektor! iTunes

That's all for this session, but be sure to join us (possibly) next time for more Amateur Night!