Open Mic Mondays

Posted on September 9, 2009
Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Mondays were always the slow nights on the Strip (Tuscaloosa’s row of college bars and music venues). So that’s when anyone could usually grab a guitar and step on stage for a few tunes. I can remember my Buckaroo Banzai bandmate Judge and I getting cheers for our slow acoustic “I Think We’re Alone Now” and then being summarily booed into submission for “I Kissed a Girl” (by a women’s softball team no less).

I’ve been having an internal debate over whether or not to post “amateur” or “fan” covers on this site. It has been a frustration as I scour sites like YouTube and DailyMotion that for one clip that I want to share with you, I must get through 20 or so clips from bands that have poor sound quality or from fans sitting in front of their computers with out of tuned guitars.

However, there are some real gems out there. So every Monday, I’ll find one and post it here. If possible, I’ll post what I can find out about the band or fan. Having been there and done that, if I can help someone get some publicity, then I’d like to help. But I will do everything I can to find clips with good audio and visual quality and with something to contribute, meaning a fresh take on a classic.


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