Sunday, November 8, 2009

Flashback song: "Walk Away Renee"

Let's see if I can get this to work. We'll start with Rickie Lee Jones's cover, from her 1983 EP Girl At Her Volcano. I discovered this on one of my overnight shifts at the radio station and it became a regular in my bag of tricks (the long musical fade gave me flexibility when walking into news). Also it's a great cover. And today's Rickie Lee's birthday.

The other cover I'll add in here is by Vonda Shepard, from the Ally McBeal soundtrack. And who starred in Ally McBeal? Besides her. Besides her. Besides her. Besides him. That's right, Courtney Thorne-Smith, a woman who knows when to find a better gig (she left Melrose Place for Ally McBeal and left Ally McBeal for According to Jim which, while a total piece of shit of a show, at least kept her paid for 8 solid years plus here's hoping she got some $ for syndication, and I'm sure the DVD commentary [cough]). And it's Courtney's birthday. So this is a tenuous two-fer!

Happy birthday dudes! Rock on!

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