Good BYE

The shittiest band in Orange County is decamping for Louisville.

A particularly bitter part of my rock-crit past surfaced reading that article, and I fell off the wagon. (Those of us in recovery sometimes fail.) I sent a letter to the editor which wasn’t published, and that’s a good thing.

I have an alternative reason for the puzzling failure of the Overreactors to make it in Orange County: they’re terrible. They’ve been a plague on local coffeehouses for more than a decade. It’s a tremendous relief to know that I won’t hear that crap cover of the Cowboy Junkies’ crap cover of “Sweet Jane” ever again, or any of their other half-step-off insults to great songs. Cover bands are bad enough, but tone-deaf covers of our favorite songs are torture.

Musicians network in Orange County… …with other musicians whose music they like. The other stuff is called “Outsider Music.”

And that’s your Bitter Asswipe Update for today.

16 thoughts on “Good BYE

  1. YIKES! remind me to never do a song you don’t like.
    IDEA !!!!
    List the absolute WRONG songs you never want to hear in a coffeehouse and they shall be BANISHED from the land. This I decree.
    Geez, this should be it’s own thread.

    1. I believe we’ve already discussed (disgust?) Norwegian Wood
      And you know how I feel about anything related to The Eagles, but now that I’m doing the cover song circiut I understand the sad, sad neccessity of these things…

      1. There’s two good versions of ‘Hotel California’, by Ritual Tension (Swansy as hell) & Little Miss Trinitron (8-bit heaven).

    2. It’s more like the songs I love being demolished by off-key soulless fucks, really. If they did a song I hated it didn’t matter that they were corpsefucking it. But when it was “Can’t Find My Way Home” or “Sweet Jane” or something it made me want to get the flamethrower out.

      1. THAT DOES IT.
        I’m gonna work on a 30 minute gurdy version of “Peaceful Easy Feeling”
        and NO, i will NOT tune it first.

      2. making a living….
        Now I would pay money for that…
        either that or look at selling it to the State Security Apparatus as a means of extracting information, which ever comes first on the bid list…

    1. They should have been in the Daily Douchebag at some point.
      In any event, I doubt their vendetta against you would have been so tortuous and shit-eatingly weird as Perry Farrell’s.

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