Friday, November 21, 2008

We regret to inform you that the C.A.C. cannot authorize your cover request at this time.

I'm listening to a Michael Buble sort cover Eleanor Rigby, syncopating it beyond recognition--and if that wasn't enough, there's also a sax solo.

I'd like to begin an organization called the Cover Appropriations Counsel in which musicians must apply for approval to record a cover of any given song. Live disasters will not concern us. Only those which can be played over and over in coffee shops and supermarkets.

Our creed:
We at the C.A.C. aim to improve the sonic conditions of our world by protecting the general public from inharmonious and generally deplorable cover music.

We will hand out magnets that say "We've got you covered" in front of supermarkets and shopping malls.

1 comment:

Donohue.casey said...

Amazing idea.

Of course, the only way to do this would be to let the original artist approve or disapprove of the cover. Otherwise all the album releasing wedding singers would lambaste your council!
I can hear it now "GOOD AND BAD ARE SUBJECTIVE SET COVERS FREE".

On a cover related note, I wish there was an index of all covers (impossible since there's no way to inform everyone who's posting covers electronically one way or another of said index); if there's a song I really really like, I generally enjoy at least sampling the covers to hear what it made other artist's think of.