if you’ve been hanging with me for the past year or so, you know about my…issues with mike doughty & soul coughing. (if you don’t, here’s the link, don’t say i never gave you anything.) long story short: he callously dismisses soul coughing fans because he had such a lousy time in the group, i take offense at being told “fuck off” by an artist for liking his art because he had a lousy time in the group.
in that book report link, i said, ” i hope that you continue with the recovery & healing process and that you get to the point that you no longer hear “fuck you” when you encounter a SC fan, but that you recognize that your work and your talent - something YOU MADE - has touched another person’s soul in a way that they felt compelled to share with you.”
well, look at who’s reimagining soul coughing songs.
this makes me stupidly happy. it’s a great way to deal with the feelings about older popular work, work that has touched a lot of people - and a way to take back your art. mess with it, make it right in your (new, non-junkie) eyes. don’t let the past fuck up your talent. move forward.
apparently, doughty used some crowd-sourcing thing to pay for the project and he was surprised to reach the goal within 10 hours. c’mon, son. soul coughing fans are kind of hardcore. shit, if i hadn’t had quit him on the twitter, i would have put five on it my damn self.