Cerys (n): "Not actually all that good with people" 24, autistic.
Roller derby player, website developer, guitarist, geek, actor, shoe addict.
Vandalous (n): Blocker for the Brighton Rockers. Beware the Sonic Hip Attack.
Things you are likely to encounter here: Roller derby, rampant and unrepentant feminism, thinky things, lulz.
Carly Comando - Everyday
I wish I had learned to play the piano, just so I could play beautiful piano pieces like this one. Gorgeous.
Ugh, Carly Commando. Ugh, so talented. Ugh.
And by ‘ugh’ I mean LET ME LOVE YOU/NO I MEAN YOUR MUSIC/WAIT NO I MEAN YOU.
“Black Hole Sun” by Paul Anka
originally by Soundgarden
Listening to a lot of covers today, and this one takes the cake. Paul Anka fucking TEARS BLACK HOLE SUN APART.
This is what a cover is all about. It’s not just singing the song, it’s not just maybe adding an inflection or two.
Anka pulls a Six Million Dollar Man on this song, taking it apart, rebuilding it with his own personal bionics.
Anka Owns this song for me, now.
This post is how I found out that Paul Anka existed. And while I wouldn’t say that Rock Swings ‘changed my life’ in the way that, say, The Sunset Tree (from the Mountain Goats) did, it’s pretty close. I listen to it a lot.