So I am making a public request for musicians, famous and otherwise, to cover songs from Beck’s Song Reader project.
I have been collecting them at whiskeyclonenet.tumblr.com which is easily searchable by song titles, artists, instruments, tags. I am greedy and want to hear more!
1. How can I help?
You can help by creating something, anything, inspired by a song in Song Reader. If you do this, please let us know at computergirls (at) whiskeyclone.net–if you email it in I’ll post it as soon as possible.
2. Why should I do this?
I don’t know, it’s fun?
I have no idea what Beck’s expectations are for Song Reader. Maybe to have some people sing some songs or whatever. Or we, as a group, could blow his mind–have famous musicians, talented artists, creative souls, all build off of these songs.
If you’re a musician, I can assure you that Beck fans are loyal music lovers, and if we like you, we’ll remember–we’ll buy your album, go to your shows, watch your stuff.
3. What about songreader.net?
Well yea don’t forget that. Our tumblr here is easier to sort through, but the official site will get you more hits/views. And it’s only usable with YouTube or Soundcloud, while Tumblr can be just about anything.
4. I’m not sure what to do.
Email me or tweet me @almostaghost and I’ll help. If you make videos, but aren’t a musician, I’ll try to connect you to some musicians who want a video for their cover. If you want to take photographs inspired by a song, that’d be great–within limits of course, I won’t just put up a picture of your dog because you call it “Why Did You Make Me Care?” If you want to create a recipe or magic trick or whatever, go for it. I am not a musician, I can’t participate; but I can help to organize and make this awesome.
I may update this post if I think of more FAQ points I want to make.
I plan on reaching out to famous musicians, or friendly ones anyway, and see what they want to do. If anyone knows anyone who might be willing, let me know! Let’s talk this up and make stuff happen.