Let me tell you what is really hard. Trying to make a playlist for several hours of djing, made up of ENTIRELY cover songs. And not just any old cover songs, but cover songs that people want to listen to IN A BAR. Which basically eliminates sad overwrought singer-songwriter covers, acoustic covers (too slow, also usually too sad), and most live covers. Oh my lord.
Nevertheless, I am going to try my hand at doing the above TONIGHT at Copycat, a bi-weekly party hosted by my friend Evan. It starts at 10pm in the East Village at Ottos Shrunken Head, where they have awesome drinks with glowsticks in them. TIKI MANIA. COVER SONG MANIA.
Here is a sampling of what I consider interesting/non-shitty covers:
The Morning Benders - Lovefool (Cardigans Cover)
Fanfarlo - We Only Come Out At Night (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
Anya Marina - Whatever You Like (TI Cover)
Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division Cover)