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I Will Be Gone For The Week.

Posted by Makaru , Aug 28 2006 · 32 views
Public Service Announcements
I'm going on a well-deserved vacation from life, work and BZP. I will be visiting my folks from the old-country for a one-week extravaganza. And by old-country, I mean one and two Provinces over. It's going to be awesome, fun, exciting, and most definately stressful. I'll likely need a few days off after to recover...

Anyway, for the dates between August 28 and September 7th I will be gone (though I'll try to sneak a peak at my birthday topic from the computer at my Uncle's house on the first), all comments will be approved automatically. Meaning if you post a comment, it will be visible by the entire board that second. But in doing so, I will be closing the Blog Reports feature. If you have a report, please PM Darnzerf or Kahu Rider 13.

So yeah. That's all. See you all in a week.



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Bbc #38

Posted by Makaru , Aug 27 2006 · 52 views
MOCing
The winner of the Bionicle Based Contest #38, You Have To See It To Believe It has been Announced. You might even be surprised with the results. I'm not, but some of you might.

Congratulations to all the finalists. I wish I could have entered, but hey. Rules are rules. I definately plan on entering the next BBC, however. Whenever that is.

~Makaru~



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Grugg.

Posted by Makaru , Aug 26 2006 · 41 views
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No real entry today. Why? 12 hours of work. Propane Training. My feet hurt. But that's okay, because I now have a week off.
~Makaru~



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Cover Charge - Baby Please Don't Go

Posted by Makaru , Aug 25 2006 · 19 views

Baby Please Don't Go
Written by Big Joe Williams
Performed by Aerosmith

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Yeeeaaahhh...

A baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Yeeeaaahhh...

A baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby please don't go

Well your man done gone
Well your man done gone
Yeah... ya man down gone down the county farm
He got the shackles on
Baby please don't go

So I’ll be the dog
So I’ll be the dog... yeah
So I’ll be the dog... get'cha way down here
’n make you walk the log
Baby please don't go... yeah

Well alright...

Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go down to New Orleans
Ya know I love ya so
Baby please don't go

And I feel it right now...
My baby's leavin'
On that midnight train
And I'm dyin'... dyin'... dyin'... dyin'... dyin'... die... die... die...

Yeeeeaaaahhhh...
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go down to New Orleans
Ya know I love ya so
A baby please don't go

Yeah...
Yeah...
Well alright... alright... alright... alright...


About the Song:
Well, I gotta say right up that this is one of my favourite versions of the song. And I have a hard time choosing between this version and the original by Big Joe, ACIPB ImageDC and Van Morisson. Big Joe wrote Baby Please Don't Go back in the thirties, and since then it has become one of the most covered songs of all time. Practically everyone worth their snuff has done a version. And what gives it a big plus is that almost all those people have done great versions of it. It's a hard to ruin song.

But back to Aerosmith. Released on the Honkin' On Bobo album on March 30, 2004. The album itself is chock full of covers from great songs of the early blues rock era, among other rock tunes. Back when it first started to mean something (and if you know where the term Honkin' On Bobo comes from, you'd understand). The song starts off with a nice warm electric guitar and harmonica. But for some reason, Steven Tyler's voice seems distorted. We then move onto some classic lyrics with some improvised ones thrown in. I don't mind them, but they tend to rattle the purist in me. It's my opinion that if you cover a song, at the very least keep the lyrics intact.

Grade:
Quality - How does it sound?
8.5/10
Homage - Does it do the original justice?
8/10
New Elements - Do they do something new, or do they sound like the original?
9.5/10
Credibility - Are they good enough to pull off a cover?
9.5/10
Comparison - How does it stack up against the original? (5> means it's better, 5< means the original's better)
5/10

Overall:
81/100

Judgement:
They did good. The distorted Tyler kinda made me wonder, but it was a great listen.

~Makaru~



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Cover Charge

Posted by Makaru , Aug 24 2006 · 37 views

Cover Charge is going to be a new feature in my Blog. On Fridays, I will look at a cover song and comment on it. Say what I like, what I don't like, and stack it up against the original song. The first one will be posted tomorrow, and it will feature one of the most covered rock songs of all time.

But I only know so many songs, so if any of you are willing to toss in a few ideas, I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any participation.

~Makaru







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