Random Cover Orchestra



What is the Random Cover Orchestra?

“RCO is a concept band, its idea is quite simple: all the musicians are conected to the same ipod that is playing songs in random (various type of songs, pop and quite famous songs or unknown not pop songs…) then they have to play a cover of this song in the same time that they hear it. It’s a real-time cover song, not all the participants are musicians and the instruments are various… The audience only hears what the musicians play, not the original song.”

Wow. Every now and again superb absurdity comes along and you can’t ignore it. Trainwreck? Genius?

You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Highlights include a cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’ classic “Can’t Take My Eye Off Of You” and Journey’s “Oh Sherry”. [I have to insert a quick shout out to me mum here for NOT naming me Sherry; it was either Sherry, Brandy or Danielle] Other artists covered: Danzig, Prince, Yoko Ono, Bonnie Tyler.

If I could go back in time, I’d download the tracks, shuffle ‘em up and try to guess which songs are which without first looking at the track listing.

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The forces of evil…



Momus does it again:

“I dislike Satanism for aesthetic reasons too. Occult sections in bookstores are usually magnets for the spottiest, stupidest, most badly-dressed people. Occultist websites are appalling cautionary tales, evidence that, whatever else he does, Satan makes you commit every graphic design sin known to man.”

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If a random act of kindness is observed, does it still count?



There’s a woman in my building who practises random acts of kindness right under our noses.

It’s really something.

I was in the laundry room today (our laundry room is the source of many stores, I tells ya) doing seven loads of laundry at slightly varying time intervals. Why so much laundry? Well, we haven’t done laundry in weeks, the huzbond unexprectedly had to go to Montreal today for work and we have my cousin’s wedding tomorrow… so you do the math.
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I love you Sad Kermit.



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There’s an odd comfort in Kermit the Frog’s version of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight” – wouldn’t you agree?

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