“Got My Mind Set On You” (George Harrison cover)

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the Laptop Sessions! Been a busy year, pandemic and all. I was happy the old radio show cast got together virtually a couple weeks ago- what a fun show and I’m glad the tradition is still alive.

Last night, I realized that I had recorded a bunch of cover song music videos for YouTube a while back but never posted them! So, I decided to start uploading them and will post from time to time until I can record some new ones. I have a new “set” here at home that I’m looking forward to debuting, so let’s see if I can actually get to that in 2021.

Tonight’s song is “Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison, a #1 hit back in 1987 and a great song, even though George didn’t write it. When I was just three years old this song came out and because we played it all the time in the car and such through the late 80’s, this album really sticks with me now. To me, it’s what music should sound like, so clearly what I heard at age 3 or so is what shaped my current taste in music. The fun part now is that this is my son’s favorite song, which he plays every night on our Seeburg V-200 jukebox! So, I guess things have come full-circle.

Translating this into an acoustic version was interesting, as it doesn’t have the horns or that sweet, sweet late-80’s production quality. But, as usual, the Martin MMV acoustic guitar was up to the task and I really like the way this one turned out. And, as you can tell, I’m a Mets fan, so please feel free to comment on that… 🙂

I hope you (and by “you”, I mean my kids) love my version of “Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison. It’s a great song and I hope the cover lives up to it! Take care and I’ll be back again with more acoustic cover song music videos from the Laptop Sessions!