By Jeff Copperthite:
Good evening and welcome to your weekend-ending Super Sunday session w/ me, Jeff Copperthite! I’m happy to expand my personal “bands covered” library with today’s session, which happens during a great landmark.
Tonight is my 100th Laptop Session!
And tonight i’m bringing you a sentimental dedication song by Ringo Starr. This song is from his recent 2003 album Ringo Rama (though not his latest album) and was composed in remembrance of the late great George Harrison. The fact that i’m wearing black in the video is just a coincidence, but it is well fitting for this video.
I am well behind on Beatles’ trivia, but Ringo Starr’s name is Richard Starkey. The whole time i’m reading credits for the Ringo Rama album i’m going “Who is Starkey in the credits?”. Should’ve guessed that it was him since it sounds a lot like Starr being derived from that.
I am excited that I have reached the 100 session mark. Through the past year or so I have accomplished a lot during the course of these 100 sessions and I have made a lot of fans and recorded a lot of cover songs. I’ve had to fight the urge to quit quite a few times, mostly due to negative comments (which we do get from time to time). I’ve been told to throw my guitar out a window, stop insulting songs, and yes, i’ve even been told to inflict a self-mortal wound (paraphrased naturally).
But aside from the occasional negative comment, I have gotten huge amounts of positive feedback and that is the stuff that makes me continue to bring these videos to you. I don’t intend for them to “get me anywhere” (as someone so kindly pointed out how i’ll never make it, despite me not really trying to do so) – I do it for fun and for your enjoyment. And even if it’s a few people who truly enjoy seeing our sessions per day, if we have made it better because of our series, then that’s all the confirmation I need.
Here’s to 100 more sessions! Come back tomorrow for Jim’s latest session – i’m sure you’ve missed him since his double dose last week.
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 original 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!