Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Crazy On You

Shara Worden has a mean set of pipes. She's such a spritely little thing outside that voice, and is now sporting an athletic looking (in a 70's sort of way) bob a la Karen O. I met her several years ago, before I knew who she was, as one of the Illinoisemakers. A fine person I must say, and I wish o wish that I loved her My Brightest Diamond stuff more, but I must confess I think it is just interesting and okay. However, I was browsing YANP today and found this clip of her, as one of the Decemberist troubadors, absolutely slaying a cover of Heart's "Crazy On You."



This might be the most acceptable time to admit that two of my first tapes (you know it), were Heart's self titled album and Def Leppard's Hysteria. My rock roots run deep.

Also (to revisit an old post) you might want to watch her kareoke Whitney Houston's untouchable "I Will Always Love You". We've seen American Idol hopefuls butcher it year after year. This should put a smile on your face.

6 comments:

Quinn and/or Lauralee said...

Hey, those were two of my earliest tapes as well! There are several SEVERAL others that I'm rather embarrassed to admit to. But I think Heart and Def Leppard's merits speak for themselves. Not sure where that Paula Abdul tape came from...

em ♥ muffin said...

you as well! and you post often enough - and well enough to be a favorite.

keep it up!

emily

Joe said...

Woooooow. It reminds me of the time (not to be that guy) I saw Eliot Smith in SLC and he covered Don't Fear the Reaper and it sounded better than the original and the top of my head pretty much fell off. Something wonderful about seeing a classic tune refreshed and saluted.

Les said...

Quinn,

Paula Abdul? Ten years ago it would have seemed just innocent fun. But now that we know what we know about Paula...now that we've witnessed such legendary critical babble, it's shameful and embarressing.

I had the "Opposites Attract" music video recorded onto a VHS that I must have watched over a dozen times.

Les said...

Joe,
Joe,

I wish so badly that I was "that guy." You have inadvertently pulled the scab off of an old wound. I remember standing ticketless outside on the sidewalk of that show faintly hearing the music through the walls wondering why I beleived the guy at Graywhale who told me I would be able to buy entrance at the door.

Quinn and/or Lauralee said...

I remember the Opposites Attract video. It had an cartoon character named M.C. Skat Cat. Classic...

Oh, and by the way, the Paula Abdul cassette was MUCH longer than 10 years ago. I wasn't listening to Paula Abdul cassettes on my mission!