Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays: Season 2 VOL I

Because this is the off season and there's nothing better to do, because there are approximately 2,357,861 days until football season (that's just a guesstimate, give or take a few), and because it's Tuesday and you need a pick-me-up, I'm presenting "Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays". Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays is an off-topic post that will feature a band playing a song by a different band each week. Some you may have heard and, hopefully, some will be completely new to you.

Welcome to the first installment of this year's Trademark Infringing Tune Tuesdays! I had so much fun doing this last year I decided I had to do it again this year. Don't worry, I'll have some Auburn-related stuff out soon enough. But in the meantime, kill some time with TITT (that doesn't work very well as an acronym....)

Harvard graduate Miles Fisher enjoys the Talking Heads. He also looks a helluva lot like Christian Bale. So how should he choose to employ these two traits? By making the coolest music video I've seen in years, that's how. Fisher parlays his acting abilities (he's appeared alongside Robert Duvall in Gods and Generals, as well as in an episode of my new favorite TV show, Mad Men) into a fantastic Bale impression, and his musical abilities into a fantastically catchy version of a Talking Heads song. This video, his cover of the Talking Heads 1982 song "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" is an homage to the 2000 cult film American Psycho, one of Bale's best performances, which was set in the 80's. Fans both of the movie and the song will surely get a kick out of this. Enjoy!

Trivia: The Talking Heads added "Naive Melody" to the title because for the song, they all played instruments with which they were not familiar. This gives it the somewhat sloppy sound the original is known for.

Tune in next week when Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays will feature........ another band playing a song by a different band!

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