Sunday, February 19, 2006

Coverville, podcast

I started listening recently to Coverville, a podcast of cover songs. I think I like it for the same reason I listen to the Norman Bates Memorial Soundtrack Show on KFJC, a local college radio station. Robert Emmett, the host, plays soundtracks, show tunes, TV theme songs, old commercials, and a variety of familiar material.

I just listened to Coverville's Groundhog Day show, and it's pretty funny. In an homage to the Bill Murray movie, Brian Ibbott plays a cover by the Chapin Sisters of Britney Spears' song Toxic, the plays another Britney Spears cover Baby One More Time, then replays the show's introduction, and a different cover of Toxic, a second cover of Baby One More Time by Nicotine, this time. This is of course, followed by the show's introduction and a third rendition of Toxic. He closes with Max Raabe covering Oops, I did it Again by Britney Spears, and UB40 and Chrissie Hynde covering I Got You Babe.

He did indeed get me. I checked my ipod each time he repeated the introduction to ensure I hadn't bumped it.

I like this podcast because the music is good, and Ibbott does a good job introducing the songs and the performers.

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