30 Day Music Challenge Day 15: All My Loving (The Well Pennies) and Let My Love Open The Door (Luminate)

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In an effort to drum up some posting after leaving this blog essentially dormant for, well, too long… here’s me taking the 30 Day Music Challenge. It’s spreading well enough that it’s still interesting, and it’s relevant enough to my interests that it’s worth pursuing. I love music, and I’ve come to associate certain songs with certain parts of my life, and it’s a fun opportunity to talk about some well-remembered songs.

Day 15 is “a song that is a cover by another artist”. I had a hell of a time picking, so I drew lots (actual paper, the whole shebang, it’s embarrassing). As if to echo my thoughts, I pulled one that was wrapped around another, so we have two songs. Why not?

I discovered The Well Pennies’ cover of the Beatles’ All My Loving via Spotify, and I’m grateful I did. It takes an already-catchy song and changes it up just enough to maintain  recognizability and add something new. It’s one of the better covers in that regard, hitting the sweet spot without just being “the original song with an acoustic guitar and some vocal stunts”.

On the other hand, I was glad to also get the Luminate cover of Let My Love Open The Door, because it lets me mention how awesome of a show The Newsroom was (this is where I first heard this cover, and the moment is a very nice one if you’ve been following the pair involved). The second season is very The Who heavy (more on that on a later day) and this Pete Townshend cover is a good nod.

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