Dr. Martens Celebrates 50 Years With The DM50 Cover Album

Dr. Martens Celebrates 50 Years With The DM50 Cover Album

Posted on 09. Dec, 2010 by .

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I got my first pair of Dr. Martens when I was in 6th grade.  It was a really big deal, because they were like $100 – and I bought them with my own money.  They made my feet look enormous, because  at the time I was nothing but elbows and feet, but I wore them with pride.   When I first heard about the DM50 project I started thinking about the kind of music I associated with Dr. Martens, and of course my mind wandered back to the halls of my middle school.  During that ‘phase’ I was really into Meatloaf.  Luckily, you won’t find a cover of “I Would Do Anything For Love” on this album.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary Dr. Martens produced an album to represent the spirit of the people who’ve worn Dr. Martens over the years.  They asked ten artists to record covers of  classic songs, then ten directors produced videos to accompany the tracks.  All of the songs can be downloaded FOR FREE over at 50.drmartens.com.


Participating Artists Include:

My favorite so far is the Ravonettes cover of The Stone RosesI Wanna Be Adored“.

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Jedward – Ice Ice Baby (featuring Vanilla Ice)

Jedward – Ice Ice Baby (featuring Vanilla Ice)

Posted on 08. Dec, 2010 by .

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The song that will never die is back again.  Irish duo Jedward puts it’s spin on Vanilla Ice‘s Ice Ice Baby, and Queen‘s Under Pressure.  The video even features an appearance by Mr. Ice himself.  Anyone else feel like they are watching an F-ed up version of Glee?

(Via @bpwane)

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The Periodic Table of Elements In A Song

The Periodic Table of Elements In A Song

Posted on 05. Dec, 2010 by .

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The most useful song you will ever learn, The Elements – Sung by Tom Lehrer.  I wish this would’ve been around when I was in chemistry.  It would’ve made my life so much easier.

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Alexa Chung Hangin in Williamburg

Alexa Chung Hangin in Williamburg

Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by .

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A.) I totally love Alexa Chung.  She seems like she’d be a lot of fun to hang out with.

B.) This whole thing was shot around and near my ‘hood.  As you can see, there are a lot of sweet vintage shops around here.

Great advice on vintage, “smell it, and don’t not wash it.”

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John Legend & The Roots Cover Arcade Fire’s Wake Up

John Legend & The Roots Cover Arcade Fire’s Wake Up

Posted on 02. Dec, 2010 by .

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So beautiful!  One of the best covers I’ve heard in a while.  The best part is that you can totally download it for free over at Tale of the Tape.  Yeaaayaah!

This performance is from a show back in September at Terminal 5 in New York.

(via Tale of the Tape)

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Fun For People Who Don’t Hear Good

Fun For People Who Don’t Hear Good

Posted on 01. Dec, 2010 by .

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As someone who is constantly hearing things wrong, I have a very deep appreciation for these.  I should have listened to my mom when she told me to turn down the volume.

Listen closely, can you figure out what they are saying?

baconorbeercan.com

hairpieceorherpes.com

Here are some others that could be added to the list:

  • Horse or Herse?
  • Door or Drawer?
  • Roof or Rough?

What others can you think of?

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