Sunday, August 10, 2008

for all of us old, country grannies

Continuing this You Tube line of thought...

On Thursday, I presented the following videos. About each (and, among other questions), I asked who the audience is/was for each of these songs. For all of the older versions of each song, I heard the word "old." For the absolutely spectacular Dolly Parton's "Jolene," the audience, it seems, is "grandmas" from the country. And, someone whipped out her crossbow, loaded up and shot me through the hear with a dull arrow when she described Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" as boring. Ack!

Ah well, so be it.

Have fun comparing these.

Drift Away -- Dobie Gray

Drift Away -- Uncle Kracker

Jolene -- Dolly Parton (How much more do I love Dolly Parton after watching her shtick at the beginning of this? Oh, so much.)

Jolene -- White Stripes

Jolene -- Mindy Smith

Let It Be -- Beatles

Letter B -- Beetles

Even if you don't watch all, let me know what you think about the different versions. I happen to prefer Dobie Gray and Dolly Parton. On the last set, it's a toss-up. The songs are so different and serve such different purposes...I just love them both.

More random procrastination material to come at a later date, of course.