I teach guitar in a music club. This isn’t a subject that I’ve written about a lot before, which is odd, considering that it’s been a major part of my life for the last few years. I suppose it’s something I’ve sometimes taken for granted. But there are times when something happens that you stop … More Sending the Elevator Back Down
This week’s new music is a Beach Boy’s song that’s not a Beach Boy’s song. It’s their cover of The Ronette’s “I Can Hear Music”. But the Beach Boy’s version is my favourite. And this is my version of it: I Can Hear Music This is the way I always dreamed it would be The … More *New Music Monday* My Version of the Beach Boy’s “I Can Hear Music”
Welcome to New Music Monday! This week, it’s my stripped down, acoustic version of the Blondie classic “Call Me”: Call Me Colour me your colour, baby, colour me your car Colour me your colour, darling, I know who you are Come up off your colour chart; I know where you’re coming from Call me on … More *New Music Monday* My Version of Blondie’s “Call Me”
It’s New Music Monday! This week, a classic Cole Porter tune covered by Ella Fitzgerald and Kirsty McColl, amongst others. This is my version of “Miss Otis Regrets”: Miss Otis Regrets Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today, madam Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today She is sorry to be delayed But last … More *New Music Monday* Derek Does Cole Porter!
The Rhythm of the Night This is the rhythm of the night, the night, oh yeah The rhythm of the night This is the rhythm of my life, my life, oh yeah The rhythm of my life You could put some joy upon my face Oh sunshine in an empty place Take me to turn … More *New Music Monday* My Version of ’90s Classic “The Rhythm of the Night”
It’s #NewMusicMonday! Today, it’s a timeless jazz standard that has appeared on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists. No pressure then! This is my version of “My Funny Valentine”: My Funny Valentine My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unphotographable Yet you’re my favorite … More *New Music Monday* My Version of “My Funny Valentine”
It’s New Music Monday and this week’s new original song is about everyone’s favourite Irish litigator. And it’s got a video too! Click below to watch: