Can I borrow your towel for a sec? My car just hit a water buffalo.

Romeo and Juliet

The Killers’ awesome cover of one of my favorite Dire Straits tracks — Romeo and Juliet — is more than enough of a reason to buy Sawdust. There are 17 b-sides and otherwise unreleased covers and studio versions on this excellent collection. I grabbed it from iTunes about a month ago and have been loving […]

Simpsons Covers
Looking Through You

I’m Looking through You – The Wallflowersfrom the I Am Sam soundtrack

All Along the Watchtower

One of my favorite songs is All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan. I am always looking for covers of it. I have versions by Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Hendrix, the Indigo Girls, and U2. (Click “read more” to see.) If anyone knows of any other versions out there, please tell me where I can […]

The Covers Project

Amazon XML? Google API? Web services? You want some cool web services? The Covers Project … building a database of cover songs (songs performed by an artist other than the original performer) with the intention of creating cover “chains.” A cover chain is a set of songs in which each song is a cover of […]


I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the soundtrack to I Am Sam! This new movie (directed by Jessie Nelson; starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer) will feature a bunch of Beatles covers by artists like Eddie Vedder and the Black Crowes. Eddie doing You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away? […]

Over Me

I am heartbroken to learn that I missed the rebroadcast of TNT’s Come Together: A Night For John Lennon’s Words & Music. I was out Tuesday night and forgot to tape it and last night I didn’t even know it was being shown. Now the details at TNT say that it won’t air again any […]

Blue Monday

Blue Monday – Orgy Yeah, I know: This is a cover of an awesome, classic New Order song. I really like this version, too, though. I’m a sucker for covers. My favorite part of a live concert is getting to hear a band cover something.

This Is A Call

One of my favorite songs is All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan. I have three different versions of this song: the original, and covers by Jimi Hendrix and U2. If anyone has any other versions, by any other performers, please send them my way. Thanks.

Behind the Wheel

At some point in my life I owned a copy of Depeche Mode performing a Behind the Wheel / Route 66 medley. I have been going nuts for a few days trying to find it. I can’t find it on any of my CDs or tapes. Somebody help me! Which album has this song?!

One Step Up

One Step Up – Eddie VedderThis is Eddie doing a cover of a Bruce Springsteen song.