Skip to main content

Worst ... cover ... ever

I was Googling "bigasssuperstar" today and stumbled upon something I hadn't seen before: a message board posting on the web site "in the 00s" on the topic of "Top 25 Worst Cover Songs of All Time." And yours truly is mentioned. A poster named Apricot writes:

Ever heard of BigAss Superstar? Oh God, they suck. They took people's request for covers, and did covers of the most obscure artists. They covered Ween, and DEAR LORD IT SUCKS. Like Tom Petty's Beck cover sucking. They have a horrible, metallic, robotic even, voice.If You're Feeling Self-Destructive, Look At "Sarah", "P-ss Up A Rope" and "Big Jilm". You Have Been Warned


Well! I admit, "Sarah" is virtually unlistenable. It's pretty brown. Very brown. Drizzlingly. But "Big Jilm" was the hit single, man! I love that tune! I'm flattered that Apricot thought I'm a "they", even though we were just me, up really late during a sad summer with a freshly-bought-at-auction Portastudio 246 four-track tape recorder, a cheap mic and a guitar multi-effects box. (Sample the songs yerself at http://www.bigasssuperstar.com/serotonin/ -- as above, you have been warned.)

Comments

  1. well jeez, everyone's a critic, eh? I admire your albums; they are the product of your learning to master so many different aspects of music. Some of it may have been fun, goofing-around stuff, but if a good learning experience can be fun, then even better!

    I hope that in a few years I'll have learned enough to be able to look back on the photos I'm taking now and how they're flawed.

    Keep doing whatcher doin', buggy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Agree totally. Had fun and acquired more skills. A plus all around.
    Keep on rockin in the free world.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yeah, that's how I see it ... that's how life goes -- what seems like the most brilliant thing in the world at the time it's created seems amateurish years later .. but that doesn't diminish the fun that was had making it! I'm not offended at all by Apricot's comments. Gonna keep on keepin' on, and if the creative results sound like crap -- hey, at least it's fun makin' crap! :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A request, as we reach two years

Wow, long time no write.

I didn't enjoy this past winter. I was certainly in a long slump. Things were very challenging at work. Gordon was awesome, as always, but I was just in a sustained funk from last summer on. And I'm not sure I'm all the way out of it yet. I'm still largely in quiet hermit mode, but have been making progress at resuming social contact. Little dude and I have a very busy summer that will go by in a flash.

This Thursday will mark two years since Amanda died. I still replay the events of that night in my head almost every day. I'd like to not. Sometimes it feels like forever ago, but sometimes I'm right there all over again.

Hey, can I ask for your help with something?

Two years ago, so many wonderful people told me that if there was anything they could do to help .... Well, I don't ask often. And I should've asked more. And I should ask more even now. I'm still not comfortable asking. But I'm asking for this.

I put out a vi…

Today was my last day at work, and I'm okay with that

Today marks a weird spot on the calendar for me. It’s one of those landmarks that really doesn’t mean anything, other than to illustrate the weirdness of time and how we feel it.

As of today, my son Gordon has been without his mother longer than he was with her. The length of time Amanda has been gone is now longer than the length of time we were a family of three. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but that dangblasted calendar tells me it’s almost three years. I have not said a word about it to G, but tonight, for the first time in a long time, he pulled out the Missing Mummy book for bedtime.

Today was my last day in broadcasting for a while, as far as I can tell.

I spent the past five years as Program Director at Newstalk 1290 CJBK in London, Ontario. And in recent years, I was also the noon-hour show host, afternoon news anchor, a commercial voice guy, TV news promo voice guy, and more.

Also in the past five years, I’ve bought a house, endured renovation mayhem, …

Meh. Extended Meh.

I haven't posted here in quite a while. There are a few things I haven't done in quite a while. For a while, I've been kind of meh.

In late August, Gordon and I went for the long-awaited trip to Nova Scotia. It was an epic journey, three years in the making. We visited places he'd only heard about. We spent time with friends he hadn't seen in more than a year. We took Amanda's ashes back to the ocean as she requested.


We were there for a week and were on the move almost every day. We put 1000 km on the rental car in between flying there and flying back.

It was excellent, but it was also exhausting. And I found myself different in the weeks after.

Before, I was going out. I was being social. I was busy and optimistic.

After, I seemed to drop contact with almost everyone. I thought I was just tired, then I thought I'd shifted into some different gear of creativity or contemplation. But the months have worn on and I'm still not quite back to where I was. I…