Frontier Former Editor

June 24, 2006

I steal only the best material . . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 9:16 pm

I had to go in to work this afternoon and, on the return trip, had the pleasure of listening to ‘Prairie Home Companion.”

Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy performed a little duet that got me thinking about unusual covers of songs that actually made the originals fresh and worthwhile.

Ronstadt and Savoy’s performance of “Walk Away Renee'” took away the schmaltz of the original Left Bank release.

A few years ago, I’d heard a bluegrass version of “Eleanor Rigby” that was even more haunting and lonely than what the Beatles had done.

And several years earlier, there was an all-woman accordion band’s remake of Grand Funk’s “We’re an American Band.” Yes, combine polka and 1970’s rock and it wasa actually pretty fun.

And on a slightly diversionary note, this week’s “Companion” had an interesting penguin knock knock joke

-Knock knock
-Who’s there?
-Fornication who?
-Fornication like this, you really should wear a tuzedo.


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