I blame Trump for pretty much everything these days, and I’m not done blaming him for things, as you will see in a month or so. One of the things that I blame him for is the increasing unwillingness to take responsibility for one’s own actions. And despite my complete contempt for the man, I’m going to adopt this approach, and blame him for my failure to post anything here since September, and anything truly new since May.
And, I’m going to adopt another one of his behaviors, over-praising his own accomplishments, by stating that my writing on other sites has been the best music blogging ever. No one has ever seen such incredible music blogging, in the history of the world. Believe me.
At Cover Me, I haven’t written any stand alone pieces (thanks, Trump), but did contribute to a few group articles: a Best Abba Covers list, in which I wrote about Wilco’s live cover of “Waterloo,” featuring Lucius, from the Solid Sound Festival (which is on my festival bucket list), which came in 25th, Mike Oldfield’s cover of the instrumental “Arrival,” (19), and Richard Thompson’s “Money, Money, Money,” from his great 1000 Years of Popular Music collection (6), a Best Nirvana Covers collection, for which I wrote about The Bad Plus’ jazz version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” (27), Graham Parker & The Episodes’ cover of “In Bloom,” (23), Maya Beiser’s borderline insane/brilliant multitracked cello interpretation of “Lithium” (18), sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer’s intentionally dissonant take on “Lithium,” (8), and Laura Love’s bass and vocal version of “Come As You Are” (2). Personally, I would have ranked Love lower and Beiser higher.