So here we are on Monday.
The two weeks of vacation that coincide with Christmas and New Year’s are over. School is back in session, traffic is back on the road, and your Monkey is back to being grumpy.
After three days of snow and quiet, it was tough to return to the direct marketing grindhouse and find the energy to deal with ALL THAT HAS TO BE DONE.
There is copy to write and pages to proof and concepts to develop and it all has to be done NOW NOW NOW.
There is no time to think or gather yourself, my friend. We must push ever onward toward deadlines and deliverables and measurable achievement.
The one saving grace in an otherwise grumpy day was catching up on a Coverville podcast from last month.
For those of you who don’t know, Brian Ibbott’s Coverville is a thrice weekly podcast that is all about cover songs.
Each year Ibbott hosts a Coverville countdown where he asks his listeners to vote on the best cover songs of the year.
Having done the countdown for a couple of years now, Ibbott has amassed enough of the top vote-getters to put together a Coverville Hall of Fame.
These inductees will no longer be eligible for the annual countdown so that other songs can have a chance to shine.
But if you haven’t heard Coverville before, this hall of fame list is a great place to start.
Here is a link to the show.
And the song below is a live version one of this Monkey’s favorite Coverville discoveries.
(This version is OK, but you should really hear the recorded version. The Coverville show is a great place to get it).