Cover of the Week 8 What Are You Doing New Years Eve

By on 12-29-2008 in CoTW, Cover of the Week Project, Uncategorized

OK, we will post at my site, thanks to Kevin Guiney, to whom I will forever remain in debt for all his hard work on my and BT’s behalf. We are working on integrating a music player so you won’t have to leave Le Blogge. We will also be re-posting the back catalog of CotW, as Randy puts it. By the way, Kevin his own self covers a snippet of Buff Tom’s “Wiser” for a music box.

Cover of the Week this week:

There are some good New Years songs. Auld Lang Syne is a beautiful melody. None is more beautiful than the Frank Loesser song, “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” So I’m doing it. Some might recall a version I did a few years back at WMBR. This is a revamped and expanded version. I take the version by the Orioles as a template. It is a goshdarn romantic song. Loesser could really say it. He captured that sophisticated repartee, layers of irony and sincerity all piled in some delicious cake. This is the man who brought us “Baby It’s Cold Outside” for chrissake. Aching melodies like “The Inch Worm” and joie de vivre make songs like “Luck Be a Lady” pop.

We shall return to our non-holiday tunes next week. I am looking forward to a couple of collaborations. So far, I’ve been doing all the lifting, heavy and otherwise. It will be nice to feature some other voices and perhaps instrumentalists.

You can listen and or download here (right click or Apple click)

Happy 2009. What are you doing New Year’s Eve?