A new reader wandered over to this site after reading one of my comments over at Said the Gramophone, one of my favorite blogs to frequent. Jordan over there posted a link to a cover of Brian Eno's "St. Elmo's Fire" (no, it's not that re-dunk-ulous "Man in Motion" theme song from the Brat Pack movie of the same name) done by UILAB.
I mentioned my favorite cover of the same song, done as a collaboration between PORTASTATIC (Mac from Superchunk's side band) and Ira and Georgia from YO LA TENGO. I first heard the track when I was in college, from the former band's "Scrapbook" EP. Any Yo La Tengo fan will surely recognize the immediately calming backing vocals from Georgia, and Ira's manic electric guitar solos. That little white boy can puh-lay, yo.
"St. Elmo's Fire"
UPDATE, 4:40 a.m.
For those of you who still actually pay to read magazines, the new issue of PLAYLIST magazine should have hit most stores (Barnes and Noble, Borders, the Apple store, etc) by now. This issue features my very first column, along with a few other pieces and reviews I wrote. Please, if at all possible, support this magazine. We're on our third issue now and we're hoping this thing can catch on. Every issue sold matters, so go grab a copy for yourself, your little brother, your mom... anyone you know who is going whole hog into this digital music phenomenon.
I just noticed that a few of the playlists I also created for the magazine are on their site... here's a link to one:
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