Wednesday, March 29, 2006

CAKE, CAKE, AND MORE CAKE


For his WMFU radio show, Kenny Goldsmith posted a call for "cover" versions of Todd Colby's manic "Cake" text which he frequently plays on his radio. A huge number of people responded with their own versions. Some solo voice recordings, some using computers, some incorporating entire bands. I made a version emphasizing the psychotic tone of the original, using Ableton Live, a software program for realtime digital manipulation.

You can find the covers, including mine, here: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2006/03/cake_coversg.html.

I'd recommend those by "The Ass Grocers," and Kenny G's own version, as well as most of those later in the list. Some are intricate, some are quite dumb, some hilarious. It is a really interesting "translation" project.

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