When George Harrison was asked why All Things Must Pass was a triple album, he connected the title to the need to metaphorically defecate after being prevented from releasing so much music while with the Beatles. And then Harrison's work rate slowed way down again after all those things passed either.
I always maintained that it would have been an abuse of newapps to put any of my own songs from any of the bands I've played in up, and I never once did it in I don't know how many youtube embeddings. But there's nothing to stop me from doing it now. Bwahahaha! So I'll try to get a lot out of my system now, so I won't have to do this much in the future.
Seriously, there is some good research now about why only people doing covers get big on youtube, and the going theory is that it's just too much computational work to really attend to a new song. There are a lot of complex social dynamics that have to be at play to get people to be able to do it. So please feel free (not that you wouldn't were I not to say this, but it's still worth saying) not to click on anything that follows.
Anyhow, I start with my wife Emily and my take on the old voodoo song "Papa Legba."
That's Emily on the drums. The production is primative, and there is no bass track (even the White Stripes have bass on their studio recordings). My wife actually plays a Fender P bass, we just haven't had time to mess around with recordings much since the kids came around. For revenge we're convincing them at very early ages that it's cool to be in a family band. As a result of this they will never be cool. Bwahahaha! In any case, in spite of the production, the song still rocks my socks.
Now, three country songs: