i love snuggling under a blanket--any season--curling up, cozy. my kids do the same thing. we are blanket people. anytime i get under a blanket the girl's cat comes and curls up on my lap.
however, i do not like covers. as in cover songs. i thought about this this morning while i was walking and this song from rod came on (when i was your man, from the out of order album). first i basked in the song, because....that voice, the poignancy of the lyrics...ok it's rod, i got lost in the moment. really, listen to it. i'll wait.
then i thought about this new album of his that's out and how he's popping up everywhere promoting it. i follow his pr machine on facebook (shut up) and though i haven't actually caught any of his appearances i know of them. you'd think, being such the fan, i would be excited. but, it's a cover album. just like his last one. and i HATE cover songs. really. even if it is him doing them. i do not get thrilled to see him on the shows singing those songs.
i am a creature of habit. whoever sang the song the first time i heard it, ever, that's who i associate the song with, so, if anyone sings it after that i don't like it. i like sheryl crow but she covered a rod song and i can't listen to it. i like phil collins a lot but he covered cyndi lauper's true colors and i don't like it. i'm sure there are some rod songs that are covers but if i heard him sing it first, that's it for me. i'm not quite sure what he's trying to accomplish with these cover albums. i know many of the artists he's covering are his idols, but still. maybe he needs the dough to keep up w/ all the alimony.
i also realized this morning that i do not have a good playlist for walking, if you don't believe me read this previous post on aural exposure (cos you know i love aural and oral) to see what's filling my ears.
if you have any recommendations for good walking tunes, let me know. i'll be listening.