So...ok. David and I have talked for a long time about songs that we want to cover. Some are impossible, some are silly, but some are very serious. Possibly since we started the band (1998), we've been talking about covering Pearl Jam's Black, which is a perfect, perfect song that we both adore. We finally decided over the last few weeks that we are going to do it for this tour/album, and what has made it especially great is that no one else to our knowledge has done it yet. Right?

So, last night we went to see Tori Amos on her last night of her tour at the Greek Theatre. Earlier in the day we had been discussing how we were going to arrange Black for keyboard, etc. So anyway, we're having a great night, the evening is beautiful, etc etc, and the Piano Bar section of the evening begins where she plays requests. Well what does that EVIL WOMAN do but bust out with Black. The crowd went wild. David and I were horrified and just kept screaming, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...."

It's not really a big deal, and I know that it doesn't matter, and no one will know or care, but...that bootch. Luckily, she left out the "I know someday you'll have a beautiful life" part, which is kind of the crux of the song. So nyah.


Show was great, though. Feh.


I'm afraid the band "Staind" beat you to the punch, as well. As Pearl Jam (a band with a name even worse than "Staind") goes, it is a unbelievably good song. But I'd love to see you kids cover some obscure Jeff Buckley song first. What else is on your cover list? I wanna know!!!!
tifanie | 09.18.05 - 10:29 pm | #

WHA? Staind? Ugh. Fuck them. That's not in our genre anyway, so nyah.

As far as covering Jeff Buckley, we've learned from bitter experience that he is uncoverable. I'm not even kidding. No one can live up to it, and the audience resents you for it.

Not telling on other covers...just yet. That's kind of an alchemy thing.
a | Homepage | 09.19.05 - 9:31 am | #

If you cover Black, I will swoon and roll around on the carpet drooling in ecstasy. I'm not even kidding. They'll have to take me away on a stretcher like those girls at the Michael jackson concerts.

And excuse me, did I hear the word tour?
ashley | 09.19.05 - 4:40 pm | #

I think you guys should cover Islands in the Stream (ya know by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton), it would give Dave a chance to croon with you. HAHAHAHA!
Lisa | 09.19.05 - 11:01 pm | #

a | Homepage | 09.20.05 - 9:47 am | #

Ooo! Oooo! She did Black?!?! And you're going to do Black?!?!

Are you touring in Chicago, by any chance? Chicago is a lovely city, you know . . .
Maure | Homepage | 09.21.05 - 9:22 pm | #

I officially hate Tori Amos now. Officially.
d | 09.22.05 - 6:13 pm | #

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