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Jul 8, 2024

A comeback song that does its job perfectly in spite of an incredible disguise, one of the greatest teams in modern music, and an utterly savvy outside perspective. I’m Still Standing, originally by Elton John, covered by Gold Fang. 

Outro music is I Guess That’s why They Call It The Blues, also by Elton...

Jul 1, 2024

A genre-specific tragedy, strife in Eastern Europe, and the golden age of musical charity. Last Kiss, originally by Wayne Cochran, covered by Pearl Jam. 

Outro music is Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai. 

Jun 24, 2024

A sleeper of a song that doesn’t seem to follow the rules for what a song needs to be, but is an indispensable anchor for a brilliant album, and a cover with a stunning pedigree. Tea for the Tillerman, originally by Cat Stevens, covered by Darren Coggan. 

Outro music is Poems, Prayers, and Promises by...

Jun 17, 2024

A rich literary tradition plus an incredible groove builds a great foundation, and goes in unexpected directions from there — including sea shanties? Proud Mary, originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, covered by Ike and Tina Turner, and by The Longest Johns. 

Outro music is Santiana, also by The Longest...

Jun 10, 2024

A 90s country mega-hit that doubles down on charming silliness, has no illusions about what it’s trying to be, and does it perfectly, and a cover that probably shouldn’t work, but the right band pulls it off wonderfully. Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), originally by John Michael Montgomery, covered...