Allow me to take a moment and comment on the unfortunate split between Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel. They both seemed like people deserving of finding that special someone, Gibbard being the hopeless romantic at the center of so many lovelorn songs, and Deschanel being the ideal, coined phrase Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Sure, their divorce now opens the door for those girls and guys that all thought they were destined to be with either one of them. Try and, you know, stay with something more realistic for your goals. I’ve got a theory as to why they got divorced, and it’s more to do with life’s challenges than it does personal difficulties. He’s in a band and they’re doing a lot of touring around the country. She’s got her own TV show that consumes most of her time. How do you build a marriage around two people that are so busy they get to spend maybe an hour together each day, and primarily on the phone? It just doesn’t really work for a marriage. That’s my guess anyways. Okay, here’s today’s edition of Pick Your Poison. Tracks I’ll give the thumbs up to come from Holmes (covering Ice Cube), The Lowriders, Scout, Sea Lions and Writers Strike. Marissa Nadler has a new record of covers coming out next Tuesday, and she’s given out a few of those for free, so be sure to check out her covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Clinic and Bruce Springsteen below. In the Soundcloud section you’ll find some good songs to stream from Guided By Voices, The Internet and Washed Out.
Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine – Farewell Angelina (Bob Dylan cover)
Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine and Faces on Film – Distortions (Clinic cover)
Marissa Nadler ft. Red Heroine and Faces on Film – The River (Bruce Springsteen cover)