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April 9, 2009

Laura’s Blog Entry

Cover tunes; it’s a sticky business. Many times the cover of a song sounds virtually the same as the original, in arrangement and in instrumentation. I say, what’s the point of that? Every song is an opportunity to make something new, to show a little bit of who you are. As my friend Todd Henry says, “Cover bands don’t change the world. You have to find your own unique voice.” I think you CAN find your own unique voice in a cover song. You just have to throw out the original and start from scratch.

Well here’s a brilliant example of just that. This is Amber Nash and Jordan Neff of Shiny and the Spoon. They are Cincinnati musicians. And they rock the ukulele. I didn’t even realize that was possible.

Thanks to Tony M. for posted this video on Facebook.

UPDATE 4/13/09
Great news! Shiny and the Spoon are working on an album that’s set to come out this summer. If anyone wants to be on their mailing list they can send a message to shinyandthespoon@gmail.com.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2009 4:53 pm

    Love it. Can you get their music anywhere?

  2. April 11, 2009 6:18 pm

    The don’t seem to have any links to retailers on their MySpace. And the songs seem to be demos. They ARE available for weddings, though! Wouldn’t that be cool?

  3. April 13, 2009 12:19 am

    Hey There!

    Thanks for putting our video on your site!!! We ARE working on an album that’s set to come out this summer. If anyone wants to be on our mailing list they can send a message to shinyandthespoon@gmail.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!!!

    :)Amber.

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