Coverville Wednesday October 11, 2006

So I’m spending a little too much time in front of the computer, which is ultimately allowing me to spend more time exploring the grandiso world of the podcasts. I’ve been sampling a lot of crap recently, but I’ve finally found one to recommend. And it is the weekly podcast from

Coverville is a dedicated solely to obscure cover tracks. See, I’m a sucker for a great cover tune. Somewhere Over the Rainbow sounds weird to me if it isn’t 1:31 minutes long and not sung by Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies. Barry Manilow’s Mandy? Forget it, it needs far fist pumping and punk rock. So finding a podcast dedicated to cover tracks blew what’s left of my fragile mind.

The content of the podcast is really well thought out. For example on Episode 249: Eight Degrees of Coveration, they connected The White Stripes to Dolly Parton to Collective Soul all the way to Warren Zevon. It was a fantastic podcast and gave me a new appreciation for the white stripes and to a lesser extent Collective Soul. Better yet, the actual coverville site is a reference sources to download all the songs used on the podcast. It connects you directly to itunes and allows you purchase the tracks online. So, that is my big discovery for the week so enjoy it.

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