If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times; I LOVE cross-genre covers. You can click the link-roulette to see why.
While the song this blog is about isn't exactly a textbook cross-genre cover, I have deemed it blog worthy because it made me happy for about four minutes, and there's simply nothing else going in the world worth talking about. Certainly nothing that may have happened last night.
So I was on Youtube looking for something to play in the background while I get irrationally upset at universally panned Madden 21 (it's never my fault that I suck at something!!!)
and came across a video entitled If Blink 182 "Wrote Semi Charmed Life" which was more than enough to earn a click from me. After I finished, I was like bro even though you're bummed that summer is over and The Heat are still around, you gotta use this as opportunity to blog.
As an artist, I have a curious mind that needs to be either super-stimulated or completely turned off so I don't overthink myself into a panic. While playing video games, I put something on in the background (usually on my laptop) to kill two birds with one stone. See, I feel guilty watching tv or playing video games when I should be doing something productive like blogging, so I've combined the two for the sake of time.
Now that you have a better understanding as to why I must be looking at multiple screens at all times to never be alone in thought, I can tell you about how much I love this cover (a lot) by Alex Melton (a YouTube musician with 81,000 more followers than me that I had never heard of until about 7:30 PM). It looks like cross-genre covers and "if X wrote Y" are kind of his things, so he's already earned a subscription from ya boi. His country cover of Girls had me all types of confused.
I'm never going to knock a fellow human for trying to make it in the content game (who isn't my direction competition), but a word of advice from your friend Ole Dozo; stick with the Blink 182 covering other bands schtick because it is fucking awesome and may be your ticket to wherever it you're looking for.
It's good to diversify, but when you strike oil in your backyard (as we often do), you should follow that lead. When you have the gift of being able to replicate both Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge's vocal cadence, I say see where that takes you.
So if you like songs that you didn't know were about Crystal Meth despite it being sung out to you in black and white by a dude who sorta looks like Q from Impractical Jokers doing his best Californians impression than this is the cover for you!
I mean this is perfectly Blink. As for the Heat hanging around even though summer is over, does the internet really new another bummed out Meteorologist from the Northeast explaining why the Cold Front just wasn't ready yet to take the next step, even though the rest of the weather set a clear path for the Cold Front to take the Eastern reins? I mean Heat didn't even make the weather conference last year and now they're the Keynote speaker. All anybody can talk about is the Heat....It's frustrating, especially when the Cold Front seemed destine to happen. The weather report even gave the 96.1% chance of a Cold Front on Monday and a 94.4% chance on Tuesday, but the Heat still showed up and stole the show. They took away any possible chance at a Cold Front; even though it was colder more than it was hot over the course of time these weather patterns were tracked. Absolutely brutal! Especially now when the weather for the year is gonna be either Heat or a Lake that's in a state that doesn't even have any fucking Lakes and isn't even technically weather! You're just supposed to say how great this new lake is even though it used be a Heatwave (long story). Of course, there's still great chance we could get a legit Cold Front next year, but it's easy to get hung up on this year when it felt like the stars were aligning for the Cold Front. I guess the Cold Front is just still a little too young, but then you see how young some of the Heatwaves were and you're like "I don't think we can use this excuse anymore".