Monday, September 28, 2009

Here Comes The Suck

How do you know when you are creatively bankrupt as a songwriter? Probably when you are planning to release a collection of songs you previously recorded as 're-imagined versions'....which is exactly what Art Alexakis of Everclear is doing. I'm guessing 'reimagined' means more acoustic guitars and keyboards as I doubt Alexakis will record a polka version of 'Santa Monica' or 'Heroin Girl' backed by the USC marching band...but, you never know....oh, had such promise as a songwriter earlier in your career, then you started taking yourself way too seriously and churned out treacly dreck like 'Father Of Mine' and that stupid soccer mom song...I'm wishing Mr. Alexakis the best of luck, but I remember what he did to 'Brown Eyed Girl' and really don't have much faith in this latest project....

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy.... And I actually liked a lot of Everclear's songs. It's too bad Art can't just fade away with dignity. He must not have invested his fortune very wisely and has bills to pay. Just when I thought I couldn't lose any more respect for him than when I read on the internet (so it must be true) that he has a habit of hooking up with groupies, but instead of sleeping with them, cries all night. Bummer. Anyway, I'm hoping for a reggae version of one of his songs, and perhaps one with sitar.