Fav Five Version of California Dreamin’

  I’ve been meaning to write this post ever since Bobby Womack passed away, given that his version of ‘California Dreamin’‘ is one of my favorite arrangements of that song, but I’ve been pretty busy.  Today, however, I made the time.  The song is immensely popular and has been adopted by a number of different […]

Fav Five Key & Peele Skits

For those of you who don’t know Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (aka: Key and Peele), they are simply the funniest comedy duo in America (rivaled on the English speaking world by only Daivd Mitchell and Robert Webb).  The story goes that both were applying to the position of ‘token Black comedian’ on MADtv, and […]

Fav Five Version Of Jolene

‘Jolene’ was a hit song for country songstress Dolly Parton in the 70’s, and has gone on to be covered by many artists.  The following are some of my favorite covers of the song. 5: Queen Adreena:   The Vaudeville/Alt-rock, stripper version of Jolene. Yes, it exists, and its AWESOME!!!!! The best video of the […]

Fav Five White Stripes Cover Songs

Since their debut album, up through their final work together, the White Stripes have covered some great tunes and helped a generation rediscover some lost classics.  These are some of my favorite songs which The White Stripes cover.   5: I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself:   A Burt Bacharach classic! Originally […]

Fav Five White Stripes Videos

In honour of the late, great, White Stripes, I think it is only fitting, upon their tragic demise, to pay homage to them with a fav five.  Too many great songs to list in a fav five, so instead, I will do my fav five videos.  It will make it a little easier to sort […]

Fav Five Songs To Run To

I’m a big fan of listening to music whenever I go running, and there are always some songs that get me over the hump and get my legs pumping.  These are some of my favorite songs to run to. 5. Rasputin, by Boney M.:   The legendary lead singer of Boney M. recently passed away, […]

Fav Five Squealing Guitar Intros

Is there a better way to get a song started than with a squealing-guitar intro?  I don’t think so.  This Fav-Five list is dedicated to the masters of that form, often imitated, but rarely duplicated. 5: Like a Hurricane, Neil Young:   Ok, I have a huge bonner for Neil Young, so I had to […]

Fav Five Songs You Won’t Hear On The Radio

My five fav songs you won’t here on the radio.   5: Cop Rock- Lets Be Careful Out there     A Randy Newman classic! A melody that is as contagious as Hep C., and a conventional narrative. That is not the only thing that makes this song as amazing as it is, but the […]

Fav Five “That Mitchell And Webb Look” Skits

That Mitchell And Webb Look? Some of you (save my good friend Victor) may say: WTF is that? Well, it is a sketch comedy show on the BBC staring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. For some reason this brilliantly hilarious program has not made it over to North America save Youtube. So, in hopes of […]

Fav Five Response Songs

Answer song: a song that is a response to a previously recorded song. You know, like how Lynard Skynard was SO disgusted by Neil Young being opposed to racism and slavery that they wrote a response to Neil Young’s Alabama and Southern Man (and by write I mean simply speed up the tempo of the […]