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By Chris Moore:
Hello and welcome to the first all-new Laptop Session of 2010! It is my pleasure to kick off another great year here for the best cover song music video blog on the Internet today. This past year has indeed been a year of changes, of many comings and goings for most of us here, and now we’re setting out to make this the best year yet.
There’s a lot to live up to, given the past two years and more of contributions.
Still, I think we’re up to it.
What can you expect? Well, for now, you can expect a Chris Moore Monday and a Jim Fusco Tuesday each week. Although Thumpin’ Thursday is no longer regularly filled, you never know when Jeff will get the itch again… As for Guest Sessions Friday, it is my sincere hope that recent regular Jeremy Hammond will continue to send me links. In fact, he’s already sent me the link to his video for this Friday’s post, and I can tell you that it’s a song that I remember fondly. I first heard it on one of my dad’s “hits of the seventies” cassette tapes. (Remember those? They were THE media before CDs…) From what little I know of him through our email conversations, Jeremy seems like a really interesting guy with some great ideas for cover songs to record. Finally, as for Saturday and Sunday, there will be one edition of “The Weekend Review” each week. On top of all that, you have the “From the Music Blog Archives” feature to look forward to each and every time you visit the site; we’ve gotten to the point where there are so many posts available to draw from that many are ones that I read as though for the first time…
If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll check out my “50 Best Rock Albums of the Decade, 2000-2009” list and liner notes, posted over the past several days. Now, my next project is to finish off my “Best of 2009” lists.
First, though, I need to take a breather!
Today was the first day back to school, and what a relaxing start it was, due mostly to the 90 minute delay we had. I didn’t sleep in, but I did get a lot of grading done. When I finish this post, I’ll be returning to that seemingly endless task until I’m off to a BK Lounge run with Mike and three hours of live TNA. This feels in many ways like the biggest single show since my friends got me interested in professional wrestling a couple years ago, so I’m looking forward to it as a full three hours of relaxation before school gets back into full swing tomorrow.
Which brings me, at last, to the session of the night. I’m bringing you my cover version of Death Cab for Cutie’s “The New Year,” which is the opening track to their strong Transatlanticism album. I’ve already recorded one song from that release, “The Sound of Settling,” a while back, but I couldn’t think of any better song for the first post of the New Year, 2010.
I hope you’ve had a relaxing and productive holiday, and that the promise of more Laptop Sessions and related posts gives you something to look forward to throughout 2010.
See you next session!