Tag: 1MC

  • More Fireworks

    Maybe I was too busy scrubbing bird poop off the top of our tent. Maybe yearly traditions are really important. Maybe reruns are very comforting. Maybe you needed to know that you are a firework. Check out this old cover on YouTube.

  • Lusitania In Distress

    My kid just took a massive test in her AP US History course. While listening to her study non-stop for a week, I was surprised by the number of obscure facts that I know. I don’t know enough to pass the class but it was a fair amount of random information. For example, the Lusitania…

  • Derby Day

    It’s derby day. That means the Kentucky Derby happens today. I don’t know why this horse race is called a derby. I don’t know why bourbon tastes so good with fresh mint. I don’t know why everyone at the race is supposed to wear a fancy hat. I do know a great song about a…

  • No Depression

    The majority of bluegrass songs are about how life will be so much better when you are dead. I don’t love the sentiment but I understand why it has been so marketable. One of my favorite songs about glorious death is called “No Depression.” It was originally recorded by the Carter Family. It was covered…

  • Mumbling Word

    It’s Good Friday for those celebrating the Christian tradition. I don’t have much to say about the occasion. There is a song that is perfect for this day. It’s often called “Never Said a Mumbling Word” or “Whupped Him Up the Hill.” Lead Belly is typically given credit for the song but it’s almost certainly…

  • Gobo Fraggle

    Musicians are always asked about their influences. This question is asked so that we have a frame of reference to understand the art that is being created. But it’s kind of weird. We don’t ask nurses, teachers, or accountants to list who inspires them. The standard answer to this influence question depends on the age…

  • Love Stinks

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers I said, “Valentine’s Day is coming up, it’s time to play some love songs.” My friend, Brother Sean said, “you should play an anti-love song. Play Love Stinks.” I thought it would be hard to play and I was not optimistic that I would be able to…

  • Sweet Baby James Day

    If I was suddenly and without question named the supreme ruler of the entire world, I would create a brand new holiday. It would happen every year on the first of December. We would celebrate by sitting around a fire and drinking beer. As the day came to an end, we would all sing together.…

  • 1MC : Garfield’s Thanksgiving

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers When I was a kid, every holiday had its own set of television specials. We had to wait all year to watch “The Great Pumpkin.” Christmas was a beautiful reunion with a lot of important characters and I’m not talking about Kevin McCallister. Thanksgiving doesn’t feel like…

  • 1MC : Thank You For Being A Friend

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers In case I don’t say it enough, thank you for being my friend. I recorded a cover song that expresses my gratitude. In case you were wondering, I would be Rose. Watch on YouTube. or you can find it on Instagram.

  • 1MC : Fields of Gold

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers This song has always meant a lot to me. I have no idea why but it stirs something deep down when I sing this song. As I’ve gotten older, I think I’m beginning to understand why it chokes me up. Watch on YouTube. or you can find…

  • Fall Covers x2 – November 4, 2022

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers I’ve got two new installments in the One Minute Cover Song series. I really enjoyed spooky season but it’s nice to be on the other side of it. Both of these songs feel like warm sweater kind of songs. Grab a blanket and some baked apples and…

  • Scary Season Video Dump

    I made a bunch of videos for spooky season and thought you might enjoy them all at once. They will be trickling out via the various social media over the next couple days. You can watch them all now or click the YouTube link. Zombie PSA on YouTube 1MC Werewolves of London on YouTube Queen…

  • 1MC : Brown Eyed Girl

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison is a perfect fall song. It has nostalgia, unrequited love, school references, and a sing-along chorus. Here you go, sing along with me. Watch on YouTube. or you can find it on Instagram.

  • 1MC : Free Fallin’

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers She’s a good girl. I’m a bad boy. “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty is one of my favorite songs to cover on the banjo. Watch on YouTube. or you can find it on Instagram.

  • 1MC : What’s Up

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers Hey, what’s going on? Watch on YouTube. or you can find it on Instagram.

  • 1MC : Three Little Birds

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers You know that song, you would never say it’s your favorite song, but every time you hear it you feel really good. This Bob Marley song is that song for me. It always makes me happy. What is that song for you? Watch “Three Little Birds” on…

  • 1MC : Sixteen Tons

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers When it comes to hard work, I’d rather sing about it than participate. This is my favorite song about working for the man. “Sixteen Tons” was made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford and written by Merle Travis. or you can watch it on Instagram right here.

  • 1MC : For What It’s Worth

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers This song was released by Buffalo Springfield back in 1966. The words feel like they could have been written right now. It’s difficult for a protest song to stand the test of time. This song is timeless. Check out my one-minute-version of “For What It’s Worth.” or…

  • Robots Hate John Prine

    I have been making a lot of short videos for the Reels platform on Instagram. Allegedly, this is one of the only ways to find interested people that might enjoy my work on any social media platform without paying the ridiculous expense associated with advertising. On Saturday mornings I am posting a series of cover…

  • 1MC : Spanish Pipe Dream

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers This is one of my favorite John Prine songs. It pairs well with some BBQ. or you can watch it on Instagram right here.

  • 1MC : In the Summertime

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers Throw open the windows and sing along with this one minute cover song. Originally recorded by Mungo Jerry this song is called In the Summertime. or you can watch it on Instagram right here.

  • New vs. Familiar

    I was working on a batch of cover song videos. There were three songs on my to-do list. I had never played two of the songs and it had been a long time since I had played the third. It became immediately obvious that attempting unfamiliar songs was inefficient (stupid). I swapped this list for…

  • VooDoo

    I’m a witch… Or is it a wizard… I’m a voodoo master… Nope, just a guy with a big mouth. Check out this one minute cover song.

  • Blooper : Firework

    It’s another installment of ”what are the words to that song.” Watch the blooper on YouTube.

  • You’re a Firework

    You are a beautiful display of light, muscles, and bone. Make some noise. Don’t give up. Check out this one minute cover song.

  • One Minute Videos

    Lately, I’ve been making a lot of videos that are one minute long. One-minute-long videos are the current big thing. The internet gods have decreed that our attention spans can only stay focused for a maximum of one minute. I doubt this is truly due to our attention spans but one minute is what they…

  • Me and Julio

    It’s Saturday and I know that you don’t want to get out of bed. Pull up the covers with some weird folk. I made a one-minute-long version of the Paul Simon classic called Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard. You can watch it on YouTube, follow this link. Typically, when I post cover songs…