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Rough Draft: Go you, real beard Santa

This week’s piece is part of a project I have been working on that was inspired by last episode’s Krampus poem.

Nick hates Christmas. He hates it because his mother has a habit of calling him “her little Santa Claus” and the kids at school found out, and now he’s bullied because of it.

Awesome Covers: This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

I am a sucker for a violin cover. Groups like Vitamin String Quartet can get me every time. But this cover of Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by Kishi Bashi manages to mix the emotive sound of the string quartet with some killer vocals (if you don’t know Kishi Bashi, I recommend checking out The Ballad of Mister Steak) to check out what might be his most famous original.

Awesome Covers: Down

Kevin “K.O.” Olusola was (is?) a member of the acapella group Pentatonix. But he’s also an incredible cellist and beatboxer, often doing both. Like this this cover of Marian Hill’s “Down”.

Awesome Covers: Heroes

When Peter Gabriel decides to do an album of covers, he doesn’t just do the expected. He gets an orchestra and completely reworks the songs he’s covering. You can find the entire amazing collection of covers on the album “Scratch My Back“. Its almost impossible to choose one, but since Season 2 of Stranger Things was just released, I’ve chosen the goose-bump inducing cover of David Bowie’s Heroes featured in Season 1.