The Rich Girls Are Weeping

05 April 2006

Just when you thought you'd seen everything... How did a Wrens cover of Duran Duran's "The Seventh Stranger" exist without me knowing about it -- and with Greg on lead vocals, no less? I wanted to post the original too, but unfortunately, I don't have it here @ work.

The Wrens -- The Seventh Stranger

Speaking of Wrens covers, you totally want this one too, from the Germs tribute album.

The Wrens -- Let's Pretend

Matthew Sweet had a track on that one too...

Matthew Sweet -- Dragon Lady

Speaking of disappointments (wait, was I?), guess I'm not getting a copy of that Mountain Goats Babylon Springs EP -- it's already sold out. Luckily, the Interschnitzel provideth, and I want for nothing but a hard copy. The entire thing is amazing, but this song -- though not an original JD creation, but a pretty straightforward (if slightly country-fied) Trembling Blue Stars cover -- hit me squarely in the gut this morning. Still feel the bruise, indeed.

The Mountain Goats -- Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise

(BTW, I'm getting lots of spam comments; any thoughts on how to deal with these without screening comments? I guess there isn't really any other way, huh?)


Blogger Derek said...

try setting up word verification under the settings/comments page within your blogger account. that should show those spammers.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:06:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

I suppose I could go back to that -- but I hate the word verification, it's so clunky!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger carolyn rhea drapes aka chacal said...

i don't mind the word verification and i think many who comment using blogger are used to it by now.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:25:00 PM  
Blogger absonderpop said...

Might I ask, where you found the Mountain Goats EP? I'm dying to get it as well and it's no fun being a completist with John Darnielle.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers, Netzhaut.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 4:59:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

absonderpop: email me @ elegantfakerAT gmailDOTcom and we'll work something out. (;

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I heard it was on iTunes? Or is that only in Oz?

And I totally don't mind those word verification thingies.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger nicole s. said...

i love the wrens. thank you so much for making my day.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I've never commented, but if I did word verification wouldn't stop me. Stop the spammers!

Thursday, April 06, 2006 3:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard that Matthew Sweet is collaborating with Susanna Hoffs on a future project?

Friday, April 07, 2006 4:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone minds word verification. Definitely beats all those gambling/porn/whatnot ads. Plus, I just got to type the word "bahnhnja"! Very cool. :D

If you ever decide to get a Wordpress acct or Moveable Type, let me put in a plug for Akismet, which is an awesome spam stopper:

--zara from Bon Ton

Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:36:00 PM  

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