You see, I went ahead and checked the date. Sure enough, it's Friday, August 15th. The Summer Olympics are going on. I repeat: the Summer Olympics. So this morning when it was a bit drizzly outside, we thought, "Meh. A little cool morning precipitation will be nice on my usually sweaty ride to work (artist rendering shown on the right)." It turns out that it's 50 degrees outside. We're wearing, you know, cloth. Cloth soaks up water. So within 30 seconds, we're freezing, soaked, and only 30 seconds into our daily commute to work. And we surely didn't bring our jacket because, like we said: it's fucking August. By the time we actually get to work, everything below the waist is so cold, it might constitute as another form of birth control.
And of course, the building where we
We're totally unprepared for this place. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in the Winter (which probably starts in a couple weeks).
Anyone who follows this blog regularly (which, if you discount people with the same last name, is basically two people) know that I'm a sucker for a several things musically. We're suckers for crescendo rock. We're suckers for heavy instrumentation. We're suckers for white guys remixing rap songs. We're suckers for rappers remixing indie songs. We're suckers for Sufjan Stevens. We're suckers for songs in movies and TV shows. We're suckers for covers.
And what we're really suckers for is female artists doing acoustic covers of songs who aren't Alanis Morrisette. Which brings us to Australia's Lenka. Her cover of Modest Mouse's already-awesome "Gravity Rides Everything" is fantastic. In fact, I think we can make that a hard-fast rule: whenever a female artist does an acoustic cover of a Modest Mouse song, she's gonna get the MP3 of the Week.
Her debut album comes out in September. She's definitely one to keep an eye on. Have a listen.
Lenka - "Gravity Rides Everything" (Modest Mouse Cover)