“Counting Blue Cars” (Dishwalla Cover)

Originally posted 2008-07-13 21:46:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeff Copperthite:

Good evening and welcome to your Sunday Sunday Sunday edition of the Laptop Sessions (the preceding quote stolen from Jim Fusco – i’m sure he’s ecstatic I took it away from him). Today I continue a little binge of mine and bring you another song from my teenage years, and I go back to a band and album I have covered before.

However, this time it’s probably a song you’ve heard.

While this song is considered by many to be a “One hit wonder”, I think the album itself is one of my personal favorites, and is quite strong. Now, that could be a bit biased because of nostalgia, but it’s how I feel at least. The band is Dishwalla, and today I bring you their song “Counting Blue Cars” from their album “Pet Your Friends”. I have always enjoyed this song and it is always the song I refer to when i’m trying to explain to someone who Dishwalla is. “Hey, remember that song with the line ‘tell me all your thoughts on God’?”. Invariably, they’d remember.

On this performance I did alter the way I sing a little bit. Please let me know if you like this a little better. I’m experimenting with some singing styles other than my own “standard” voice. This song is a good one to try since I can emulate the lead singers voice quite well. Also, the chorus is the tough area in this song. I played around with singing the first line an octave down, but it sounds way out of place for me. Therefore, this is certainly a WYSIWYG video. I think the only shaky time for me was the very first chorus – the other four times I had to sing the line in question I think I did just fine.

Thank you for checking us out this evening, and come back tomorrow for another jubilant Jim Fusco acoustic cover song. Laptop-Session-a-day continues to roll along and we’re glad you’re aboard for the ride. Only from the best acoustic cover video blog on the internet!

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up.  We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session.  We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future.  But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!

“Where I Find My Heaven” (Gigolo Aunts Cover)

Originally posted 2009-02-11 01:48:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Not feeling too well tonight (cold), so I’ll keep this a bit shorter.

Tonight, I bring you a great song from a true One Hit Wonder- the Gigolo Aunts!  This band is still playing today- they’re really popular overseas, in Spain, I believe.

You might recognize this song- it was a big hit in 1994.  I know my close friends and relatives will recognize this song instantly, as it was featured in the film (and soundtrack to) Dumb and Dumber.  I love that movie so much and the soundtrack is a great one.  You should really try to find it, if it’s still available anywhere.

This is a high-energy song that has a nice tune and just sounds like a solid mid-nineties rock single.  And isn’t it funny that Chris would do an older song yesterday and I would answer back with a 90s song tonight?  It wasn’t even planned!

Actually, my brother Mike is into the Gigolo Aunts now because it turns out that they’re BIG Dennis Wilson (from the Beach Boys) fans.  They even named their most recent album “Pacific Ocean Blues”, after Dennis Wilson’s “Pacific Ocean Blue” from the seventies.  I haven’t heard the Aunts’ album yet, but Mike tells me it’s great.  Once I get out of my big radio show listening kick, I’ll have to give that album a few spins.

And yes, tonight, I bring to you yet another new artist to the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover (and original) songs music video blog.  You kow, there is now a new Laptop Sessions fan every six minutes of every day?!?!  That’s incredible.  I won’t stop promoting (or encouraging the guys to help promote) until we see a visitor a minute here on the site.  I know it’s possible because just a couple months ago, we would’ve laughed at the notion of seeing up to 322 views a day!  Thanks to everyone for the support and I hope you’ll root for me to get better soon.  I’m going on a trip this weekend- I’m glad the sickness happened now instead of then.  I hope to blog about the trip while I’m there, so stay tuned!  Until then, I hope you’ll look forward to the posts on the blog by Chris and Jeff!