Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Isaac Hayes

Kathy G posted this first. But it's timely, and fits a theme: songs my band covered reluctantly despite my bullheaded enthusiasm. The bastards.

Isaac Hayes was sui generis and a sublime artist.


  1. They were reluctant to play Stormy Monday?

    What was the band's name, Jeff and the Philistines?

  2. Heh. We were mostly original, and probably a little snotty about covering other people's stuff. Me I liked covering oddities or tributes to people I thought of as influences (Cale's version of Heartbreak Hotel for instance - though the bass player "hates" Cale, so we ended up doing an entirely original arrangement of that tune.)

    In any case were named "The Barnum Effect." If you're curious the Myspace page is still up:


  3. Okay, that's understandable. Wanting to be an originals band is admirable, and in that mindset, only the most obscure covers, or the most cleverly reinterpreted, are allowed.

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  5. P.S. Thanks for the link. Do I take it that you all are now an ex-band? What happened? Too many other commitments?

  6. It was a long commute for two of us, and the singer get tired of it not being her band. (And everybody got tired of listening to me tell them what to do. Go figure!) It's been dead for a little over a year now.