Tag: covers

  • 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.

  • Don’t Stop Sweet Wagon

    I’m going to tell you a secret from the kitchen about how the soup is made. There are three songs allegedly hated by all entertainers. They are three frequently requested covers that everyone pretends to hate playing. They will usually say something like, “Sure, I’ll play that if you stuff a $50 into the tip…

  • 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…

  • You’re Scattered Everywhere

    Today is the anniversary of the reissue of our record called Painted Smiles. It is the record that I made with my sister. If you have the CD version of the record, you have probably heard the bonus track at the end of the record. It’s not available on the digital version. Our grandma sang…

  • 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…

  • Weird Folk Christmas 2022, 7-18

    It’s time for another video dump. If you havn’t been keeping score with our Christmas project, here are days 7-18. Get festive now, you are running out of time. Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18

  • PUC : Santa Clause is Coming to Town

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers There’s only one week until Christmas Day. You may be thinking that you need to get up early and plunge into the chaos. Get out there and buy some stuff so that you can do Christmas right. A better plan would be to stay in bed, let…

  • Ox and Ass

    When I was a kid, my favorite song to sing in church was “What Child Is This.” It was Christmas magic. Everyone in the entire church would sing “the ox and ass were sleeping.” They said ass in church. It was hysterical. As much as I love this song, it is not my favorite. I’m…

  • Weird Folk Christmas 2022, 1-6

    I’ve been doing this crazy Christmas project and I thought you might like an update. Today is day 7 but I don’t have today’s video made yet. You can watch the first six days. Hopefully you enjoy them even if you hate Christmas music. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day…

  • PUC : Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers I’ve been so busy trying to talk myself into following through with an insane Christmas project, that I gotta rely on a classic for today. That’s okay, the holidays are all about the classics. Check out me, a green screen, and a classic Christmas song right here.

  • Two Kinds of People

    There are only two kinds of people in the world. Some people love Christmas music. Other people despise Christmas music with a deep and powerful rage. If you are wondering what kind of person I am, you can find it by watching this video. I am making a series of Christmas cover videos that will…

  • 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.

  • PUC : Feelin’ Good Again

    Pull Up the Covers This song always makes me feel good. I guess that is why it is called “Feelin’ Good Again.” Let’s pull up this cover from Robert Earl Keene. Watch on YouTube.

  • 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…

  • Pull Up the Covers : Hungry Like the Wolf (2022)

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers Here is another installment from the Pull Up the Covers series. I think this blood thirsty wolf needs some morning bacon. Watch on YouTube. or you can find it on Instagram.

  • Pull Up the Covers : Monster Mash (2022)

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers This is another classic from my Pull Up the Covers series. I used some green screen magic to put myself into this scene. I think it is probably a haunted prison or a spooky sanatorium. Here is the legendary song about monsters dancing. Watch on YouTube. or…

  • Pull Up the Covers : Scooby Doo (2022)

    It’s Saturday morning – Pull Up the Covers We are approaching the spooky season which means it is time for scary cover songs. I can’t handle anything scarier than a cartoon. When I was a kid, my favorite thing was Scooby Doo. Who am I kidding? I still love to watch Scooby and the gang…

  • 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…

  • Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

    It’s a Holiday – Pull Up the Covers It’s Labor Day in the United States. Many people have a day from work. Stay in bed a little longer today and enjoy this classic from my Pull Up the Covers series. Click here to watch on YouTube.

  • 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.

  • Pull Up the Covers Again

    A while back, I made a video series called Pull Up the Covers. It involved a green screen, an air mattress, and a photo of an interesting bed found on the internet. I was working on this series at a time in my history when I was trying to learn how to make great videos.…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Existential Crisis

    I am facing a self-imposed existential crisis. As a songwriter, the goal is to find people that will listen to my songs. It would also be nice if every person who heard my songs loved them without limits. I know there are already many fantastic people that appreciate my work. I don’t want it to…

  • 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…