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Saturday, February 19, 2011

338. "Stoned to Say the Least" by Saint Etienne

Jeremy Osner provides the first of what I hope will be a bunch of guest covers of tracks from Saint Etienne's Foxbase Alpha (and if not, I'm gonna be slightly screwed). Amazingly this cover, spotlighting Mr. Osner's fiddle playing, sounds something like I expected it to when Jeremy was matched with this tune, and that's a good thing.

This is, as I undertand it, the first and thus far only track from the Mountain House project. Jeremy's written a little bit about it at his blog Readin, which is eternally linked to in 39-40's sidebar and always worth a look.

I'm excited to have these submissions starting to appear! The idea of the two full album tributes escaping from 39-40's gravitational pull at the last minute is a lot of fun... one might even hope they could have a life beyond March 2011. One might also be deluding oneself; one is good at that.

Oh, and by the way, yes, that is a completely different LEGO recreation of the FBA cover up there. By someone completely else. I don't have anything to do with either of them other than finding them amongst the Series of Tubes.

Jeremy Osner & Dan Rosen

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