Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've had this in my head all week

A couple months back, someone I follow on Twitter mentioned a podcast called "Coverville." Interested, I looked it up.

It's a semiweekly show, roughly an hour long, hosted by Brian Ibbott. The podcast consists of bands doing covers of songs by other bands. Usually there's a theme. Recent themes have been Kiss, Johnny Mercer, Michael Jackson, Sesame Street, and David Bowie.

Every once in a while, though, he does a show that's all listener requests. A little over a week ago I listened to the podcast that played someone's requested cover of The Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" by Miles Fisher.

I liked it so much I downloaded it from Amie Street (it was free, but I had to register), and played it over and over and over -- to the point where it's been stuck in my head all week. And now, maybe, it'll be stuck in yours.

You're welcome.


Just Me said...

I wasn't going to go. I wasn't. Nope. Nosiree, not me.


It isn't the melody that turns into an earworm; it's that repetitive phrase that I can't quite catch running underneath.

So, how does this Blip thing work? I'd never heard of it before.

--V said...

That phrase it bits and pieces from the spoken bit at the start. They sampled some words and syllables, changed the pitches, then strung them together to form a spoken version of what was the bass line in the original song. At least that's what it sounds like to me:

Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Remastered LP Version )