Posts tagged ‘Glee’

January 28, 2011

Friday Free For All – College Rivalry In Song

There’s been a lot of buzz around our homebase of Bloomington about a student made rap song/video boasting of Indiana University’s dominance in the Big Ten (which has twelve teams because apparently math is not a competitive sport and therefore irrelevant).  The creators have been written up in the student paper and the local paper and the video itself has been the topic of many a facebook posting.  This got us thinking.  There has to be other examples of this sort of thing for other schools right?

Oh yes.  So, so many.  We decided to limit ourselves to the Big Ten because we do have lives outside of this blog that we like to try to get to from time to time.  So now, for your education and enjoyment – tribute songs and videos from the Big Ten and the grade we give each one.  As they run the gamut from slick and well produced to charmingly lo-fi to the kind of trainwreck one can only attribute to the folly of youth; there’s probably something in here for everyone.

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January 17, 2011

Introducing: The Gloria Jones Challenge

It’s important to stretch before administering a beat down.

We’re introducing a new segment today, one to decide once and for all whose version of a classic song is the greatest of them all.  The song “Tainted Love” was written by Ed Cobb and originally recorded in 1964 by the Queen of Northern Soul, Ms. Gloria Jones.

We love the original and feel it’s a shame that some of the cover versions are far more well known than Jones’ original.  And thus, the Gloria Jones Challenge was born.  Every week we will be taking a cover of “Tainted Love” and putting it head to head against the original to decide if it’s improved on the song or just disrespected the awesomeness with it’s weak sauce.

Our first challenger gives the song the Glee treatment.  We’ve included that sentence to solely drive more visitors to our blog.  We’re shameless and we admit it.

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