Monday, November 20, 2006

It Had To Be Done

Sunday night I was at a birthday party and it was a bunch of people sitting around a fire drinking and singing songs and generally just having fun. Then some dude started playing Neutral Milk Hotel songs on his acoustic guitar and I immediately had to leave.
Sorry, people, there are very few artists that are impossible to cover and Jeff Mangum is one of them. I'm not sure exactly what it was but something about it just offended me. Maybe it's because I have a different context for these songs and maybe it's because i was being too precious about the whole thing. That's a definite possibility.
On the other hand, maybe it was just me being an ass.


Ryanetics said...

Maybe it is because you were here when Jeff was actually playing. Covering Jeff is highly ill-advised.

If you are an ass then that makes two of us.

christa t said...

That's how I feel when Jenny gets drunk and sings Kelly Clarkson songs.