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Any asshole with a guitar and a camera. by jason
January 27, 2010, 11:55 am
Filed under: Any Asshole, Cover Songs | Tags:

The bad thing about the internet-specifically YouTube-is that any asshole with a guitar and a microphone can put himself (or herself) online. The great thing about the internet- specifically YouTube-is that any asshole with a guitar and a camera can put herself (or himself) online*.

One thing that these “assholes,” and I’m using the term to mean “anybody”-it’s not a critique on their function as human beings-like to do is cover songs. Now, I love cover songs. Love them. You don’t even know. When I’m bored and I have an internet connection, I search YouTube for covers. This is how I spend my days.

And so, here is the first “Asshole with a guitar’ we’re highlighting here at To Eleven: 3stringovation covers The Mountain Goats’ “Palmcorder Yajna” with a three-string guitar. He frickin’ rocks.

And here is the original, for comparison:

*Another great thing: two assholes with computers and keyboards can write a music blog.

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