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It is a tenet of this guy’s faith that the US Constitution is divinely inspired. Well. Okay. Weird, but I guess I’m happy that this moved him to do his duty by it and not steal an election for the former POTUS.

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Wake me up when Microsoft Eliza suggests not writing any code at all to solve a problem. This is the most valuable advice any human pairing-coding partner has given me, so it’s my standard for replacing humans.

I don’t remember much of anything other than politics and doomscrolling from the election to Jan 6. :sweat:

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Now watching today’s hearing, and they’re coming out swinging from the start.

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Time to catch up with today’s hearing. I worked too much today to watch at the time. There was a hearing today, yes?

No, sorry. This update just in: I need to feed the cat instead. Which cat? All of them.

Talking to myself in work Slack about awk. A dismal virtual monday.

Phew! Okay. You’re safe from me tweeting for a while. That was super-fun to put together, by the way. I listened to tons of covers, including some I liked but that didn’t add enough to the discussion of the track, if that makes sense.

I lied; one more. I leave you with the astonishing Queen live at Wembley Stadium. Was there a live band that competed? The Who, perhaps. youtube.com/watch?v=OVzvoPP6M5

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Our last cover is by Soundwalkers: youtube.com/watch?v=qP3BY4-u9g
This cover does fascinating new things with the track: the harmonies! If you’ve been skimming these covers, you might want to pause and listen to this one all the way through.

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Wow, that was… more tweets than I’d realized I’d accumulated for this deep dive tweetstorm. I have ONE MORE for you.

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Here’s a straight-up faithful cover by the Band Geeks podcast. I am trying to decide what this is lacking, because vocally it’s great. The rhythm groove lets me down slightly in ways I don’t have the words to describe.

youtube.com/watch?v=x7I5ryuoBh

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Let’s stay acoustic and voice-centered with the next cover. Death Angel: youtube.com/watch?v=-hCy1Y5_-k
I love the video, which refers back to the original but through modern concerns. This cover is aware of the song’s meaning in a way most of them aren’t.

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I am a sucker for a capella arrangements of famous rock songs. Rajaton is 100% a capella, and live: youtube.com/watch?v=NixhQFSJkm

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Blooming Vowels does a (mostly) a-capella cover which is tons of fun! Also another early pandemic lockdown collab: youtube.com/watch?v=9n2zTA9mMb

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Disturbed’s David Draiman joins Breaking Benjamin for a live cover: youtube.com/watch?v=UYYaIOvwAo
Draiman takes the Bowie part, and I dunno. He can be an electric singer but isn’t here.

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I post this one for the deliberate? thing the bassist does where he plays the Vanilla Ice variation on the bass line. I hope it’s a cheeky joke. Keane (do not know this band): youtube.com/watch?v=da__o9TpJP

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Train, live: youtube.com/watch?v=Bo8qkhNJti

This is a good cover and a good live performance. I think the drummer makes it, but I am a fan of double-neck guitar in use.

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It’s time to look at more obscure (to me) artists doing good covers. I am not au courant with pop music in the last decade, so some of these bands might be famous. (I apologize to them if they are.)

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Uh, there’s a Smash Mouth cover that you can listen to if you insist. I wouldn’t recommend it. youtube.com/watch?v=gdseN1Irbp

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