14 June 2007

Bumper Sticker Du Jour

And for your weekend sendoff:

  • RichardThompson_Oops...IDidItAgainlive56.mp3

  • Yes, Richard Thompson is covering Britney Spears. And, oops, he did it well.

    Now, get out there, start your weekend, and get some oops! under your belt.

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    At 6/15/2007 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Dan said...

    Now I'm trying to imagine Britney Spears covering Richard Thompson.

    I think I'm gonna hurl.

    At 6/15/2007 09:39:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

    Speaking of unlikely covers...

    Last night, at work, we were talking about the new John Lennon cover album, which is a benefit for the refugees of Darfur. Apparently, the Christine Aguilara cover of John Lennon's classic "Mother" is pretty good.

    At 6/15/2007 10:40:00 AM, Blogger David Amulet said...

    It may be a dumb question ... but who is Richard Thompson??

    -- david

    At 6/15/2007 11:28:00 AM, Blogger blueblanket said...

    Oops! I downloaded it again!

    At 6/15/2007 11:35:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

    DAN: She might do a good job with "God Loves a Drunk."

    JOHNNY YEN: I need to hear it. I have the R.E.M. track, of course; bought it a month back.

    DAVID AMULET: An extremely talented, underappreciated guitarist and folkie who should be known. Listen to the track and check him out.

    BLUE BLANKET: And now you're singing the song, aren't you?

    At 6/15/2007 03:22:00 PM, Blogger steve said...

    Good Job Beth- he was in Dallas 2 months ago, and I didn't get to see him, but I sent some friends that had never heard of him (except when I try to inflict him upon them at the house) and they were blown away.
    saw him 5 years ago though....best show I ever went to.
    He has a new album out.

    At 6/15/2007 07:13:00 PM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

    Isn't Richard's boy Teddy a BFF of Rufus Wainwright's? Talented family that. Sort of like the Spears clan. (I jest, please don't smack me!)

    At 6/15/2007 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Allison said...

    I had never heard of Richard Thompson before, but I enjoyed that track. Thanks!

    At 6/15/2007 08:48:00 PM, Anonymous Glassmeow said...

    Thanks for that - I didn't have a copy on the PC at work :P

    At 6/16/2007 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

    STEVE: I've seen Richard Thompson live five or six times — but not in years. He's playing at Bonnaroo this weekend, and I spent a lot of time convinving my Roo-bound pals to check out his show.

    BARBARA: I think so. They've played on each other's albums. Maybe Martha's, too? (I giggled, so don't worry about the smackdown.)

    ALLISON: He's well worth checking out. Amzing live performer, too.

    GLASSMEOW: At your service!

    At 6/16/2007 11:11:00 AM, Blogger lulu said...

    I think that this is just a brilliant little pop song, no matter who is singing it. I have a bunch of different cover versions.

    At 6/16/2007 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

    Teddy's a talented guy in his own right and is in the Leonard Cohen music doc I'm Your Man with Rufus. His maw's there too.

    Nice bumper sticker! And song!

    Oh and Beth, there's a baby now!

    At 6/16/2007 11:08:00 PM, Anonymous m said...

    is that 'end of an error in '09' mean richard thompson will stop singing that song then?

    At 6/17/2007 03:26:00 AM, Blogger Karen said...

    Britney Spears? That's thilly. Too bad this is pretty good.

    At 6/17/2007 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

    LULU: I have to agree with you. I have some, too; we should trade.

    DALE: I like Teddy; I have one of his CDs. I forgot that they're in that doc together. And YAY baby!

    M: You so silly.

    KAREN: Thilly and thabulous!

    At 6/18/2007 12:32:00 PM, Blogger blog Portland said...

    And here I thought there was no way I could like that song, even a little. I stand corrected.

    At 6/18/2007 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

    My fave anti-bush bumper sticker is the "F the president" which mocks the "W the president" sticker.

    At 6/18/2007 06:47:00 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

    I wish someone would cover Britney...literally. I can only see all that snatch and cottage cheese so many times before I poke my eyes out.

    At 6/18/2007 10:56:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

    Hey, that was awesome! One Brit cover that always makes me smile is Type O Negative's version of: Baby Hit Me One More Time.

    At 6/19/2007 07:09:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

    BLOG PORTLAND: Goes to show that a talented musician can make any pop tune brilliant.

    GRANT MILLER: I still giggle over F the President.

    BECKEYE: You and me both ... and you know she's doing it on purpose, which just raises the skank factor by 10.

    MELLOWLEE: I have that somewhere; it is fab, isn't it?

    At 6/21/2007 12:02:00 AM, Blogger mellowlee said...

    It sure is :O)


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