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Any Asshole with a Guitar and a Camera by jason

Before I start, let me get this out of the way:

THE TO ELEVEN CALL FOR ASSHOLES:

Do you play an instrument? Sing? Do anything musical? Or maybe you know a friend who does. Well, film yourself, put it on YouTube, enable embedding, and e-mail us the link! When we get enough (like, I’m thinking 4), we’ll do a To Eleven Fan Any Asshole! Hell, I (that is, jason)will post one of myself in this post, too, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself!

Our e-mail is toelevenblog@gmail.com. Put TO ELEVEN ASSHOLE in the subject line, and get recording!

Since I haven’t gotten any word from anyone yet on this, if you send something, it’s pretty much guaranteed to go up. I also want to add that if any of our readers are professional musicians who want to get the word out about your talents, this might be a way to do so!

OK…here’s we go!

What I like about mrvlhs’s cover of Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” is that he makes no attempt to sound like Ben Gibbard. It’s a good thing, too, because this guy’s voice sounds great on its own. Still, the way he’s sitting in the window, I want to yell, “Don’t Jump!”

Ever wonder what Neil Diamond would sound like singing New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle”? Well, listen to Gil Garcia’s version of it, and that’s kind of what you get. In a good way, of course.

Brad Doggett rocks the hell out of Phoenix’s “1901.” Seriously. I love this song, and it’s a great cover.

And finally, here’s YouTube user dropoutnotbombs covering the Mountain Goats’ “Heretic Pride.” This guy sounds a tiny bit like John Darnielle, but he has mastered JD’s awkward singing faces. John Darnielle is my personal Lord and Savior.

And that’s it for the Assholes! If yo liked them, go to YouTube and let them know!

-jason

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