The last 24 hours have been spent kicking myself that I missed the concert to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Michael Azerrad's book Our Band Could be Your Life. I woud have derived much enjoyment out of seeing Titus Andronicus cover The Replacements, Ted Leo do Minor Threat, and Wye Oak doing Dinosaur Jr. But whatever, I didn't go. I can go onto NPR, listen to all of the sets, and pretend I did, and there is no harm, no foul.
Except there is one nugget: I can't believe I missed St. Vincent doing Big Black:
I'm going to go ahead and say that was possibly the sweetest thing I've seen all year, and even though I already had a great deal of respect for Annie Clark before, I now believe she has a mission whether or not she knows it. That mission is to cover “Prayer to God” by Shellac.
Could you imagine how awesome that would sound? After seeing her cover other Albini classics, I have some sort of an idea, but I want to see and hear it actually happen, so I've decided to take measures, and I've createdt a Facebook group called “50 Billion People to get St. Vincent to Cover Prayer to God by Shellac.”
Help me realize my dream. I ask so little of you people. Help me get a little bit of enjoyment out of this cruel world.