One of the founders of Tibet House US, famed American composer Phillip Glass, will once again be appearing at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21 for the 23rd annual benefit concert. This year he will be joined by Tenzin Choegyal, Ira Glass, Ariel Pink, Rahzel, Patti Smith and her band, tUnE-yArDs and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James (@jimjames).
Today on Twitter Glass and James chatted in a conversation facilitated by WNYC’s Soundcheck (@Soundcheck). The first part of the #tibethousechat had James posing questions to Glass, and concluded with Glass querying James for a few insights. Tickets, widely ranging in price, are available for purchase here.
This opening track from Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind has spawned a whole lot of covers – many of which are instrumental, the vocal melody seems to speak to jazz piano players especially. Female vocalists also like taking a shot at this grunge classic – we round out with a few male-vox covers, a guest appearance from The Muppets and you’ve got – 10 covers of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Artist: Tori Amos Album: Crucify The Skinny: Tori Amos was one of the first major artists to record this cover back in 1992 for an EP where she also covered Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Cobain once said that this cover was, “a great breakfast cereal version”.
[Originally Published: May 4, 2010] The Wicked Messenger is a track from Bob Dylan’s 1967 release John Wesley Harding. The bassline defines the music and the words are steeped in bible verse. Let’s dive right into this week’s covers because there are some really good ones.
Everybody Wants To Rule The World was a chart-topping single off the 1985 Tears For Fears album Songs From The Big Chair.
According to Roland Orzabal, Everybody Wants To Rule The World was written and recorded in two weeks and was the last cut to make the album. Good thing they got it in there.
The Bad Plus: The Bad Plus show up a lot on Cover Wars, often leading off (because we use alphabetical order) and easing us in with instrumental renditions. This is the second song to be included in a Cover Wars from their 2007 album Prog (see also Life On Mars Cover Wars) Source: Prog
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Shot over the course of 11 years Dream Of Life is a brand new documentary about “Punk’s Poet Laureate” Patti Smith. The film provides an intimate portrait into the singer/poet/artist’s life. While there is part of me that is frightened by the prospect of seeing her face plastered on the big screen, this movie looks like its fantastically shot. Let’s take a look at the trailer…