The Art of the Cover

I don't like the word cover.

In any other genre, when an artist performs the music of another artist it's not a cover, it's simply a performance. You dig?

The art of the cover is a re-contextualization of a piece of music already known to the listener that is infused with the style, voice and subtlety of the new artist. I really enjoy it when artists manage to walk the line (pun intended) between genre's, and introduce fans to new music and new artists.


iTunes and Abbey Road

I have been thinking a lot lately about what itunes has done to us as listeners of music. The most obvious benefit of being part of the itunes generation is that we have immediate access to seemingly any music you want, anywhere, anytime. Furthermore, you can even sample the music, and buy individual cuts off of any album (lower case a). Side note: Before the digital age, these were called singles and cost almost the same as the actual album.