Saturday, December 6, 2008

Contains Bonus Track (An Exercise in Tone)

This picture is great. (You can tell just by looking at it!) It's so great that it relates to everything. For instance, it relates to this 16-minute cover song by the mostly-instrumental Korean psych-rock troupe, HE 6. These two things relate because the song is about the garden of Eden and the guy in the picture (his name is Herbie Mann) is nude (probably) and is holding a flute (that's a phallic image). They relate A SECOND TIME because the song has a flute solo and the guy in the picture (The Mann—get it?!) is holding a flute (phallic image, remember). Go HE 6!

MP3 HE 6 / In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly cover, 1971)

This other picture is neat too. Thanks, Mutant! And thanks to all my friends who love the first picture as much as I do!!

Here, just for kicks, is a song you might actually want to listen to. My other friend keeps talking about this song because he's smart. It's Yo La Tengo covering themselves, taking the pretty-but-pretty-sleepy track "Today Is the Day" from the 2003 Summer Sun LP and making it both pretty and super-awesome. It was released later in 2003 on the Today Is the Day EP. Nice work guys!

MP3 Yo La Tengo / Today Is the Day (rockin' version)

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