October 03, 2008


I love cover songs. I love covers that take a brilliant song and put a new spin on it, I love covers that take a not-so-great song and camp it up, and I really love covers that take a song I used to like but then dismissed the band responsible for it as cheesy once I wasn't in high school anymore and slap on a new arrangement that makes me realize, no, holy shit, that actually was a good song, except now it's EVEN BETTER.

And maybe someday there will be a second example of that last type of cover song. But for now, that slot is held solely by Jason Falkner's cover of Def Leppard's "Photograph" (previously mentioned but for some stupid reason not made available for download here). And now is your opportunity to Do What I Tell You To Do and download it.

Perhaps, however, you would like an example of the first sort of cover song. Fortunately, Jason Falkner, power pop purveyor extraordinaire, can help you with that. Since D.W.I.T.Y.T.D. Friday is strictly a one-song-per-week project, downloading this song is entirely voluntary and in no way forced upon you by my considerable powers of suggestion, peer pressure, persuasion, and/or generally being someone who is usually right and who you should obey. That being said, reader and other reader, I now make available to you Mr. Falkner's tremendous cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", a song so perfectly suited to my running pace that if I played it for four hours straight, I could probably complete a marathon. Or hallucinate that I had, after collapsing at about the eight-mile mark.

If you'd like to buy the album these songs are from, be prepared to cough up big time, because at some point Jason Falkner became the kind of cult artist whose albums are only released in Japan (and that one's not even in print anymore). This is, of course, totally bogus. The dude deserves to be all over the radio. On the bright side (for you), the two albums he recorded for Elektra in the '90s are dirt cheap if you buy them used.

Posted by Francis at 11:56 PM

Sorry, this is the first dud from Dictatorial Friday.

Posted by: Richard at October 4, 2008 02:17 PM

It's not important whether or not you like it. The only important thing is that you download it because I tell you to. Thank you for carrying out your end of this bargain.

Posted by: Francis at October 4, 2008 06:12 PM

The best part of listening to the cover of 'Both Sides Now' is picturing the music video featuring you running triumphantly through Manhattan. And not in runners gear - hell no this is a music video - you are in ever changing great shirt and tie combinations.

Posted by: Felicia at October 5, 2008 09:30 AM

D.W.I.T.Y.T.D. Friday -- where be ye this week? You're overdue!

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