“O’Leary, O’Reilly, O’Hare and O’Hara,
Idiosyncratic isn’t the word, her music videos are uniquely hers, and an utter delight. While perhaps not always the most polished of musicians (she is having far too much fun), she is a great performer, and I am utterly impressed with her technical nouse – I’ve done my share of multitracking, but Julia does it in front of a webcam, and manages to edit it into a pretty seamless video.
I have to say that LX2009 is the best Eastercon I have been to for many years – and that is a comment on the quality of this year’s con, and not putting down previous years at all.
On the Sad Kermit website, there is also a YouTube video of Kermit singing “Hurt” as originally performed by Nine Inch Nails, and later covered by Johnny Cash.
Came across this today on last.fm, as a semi-random connection to the Janis Ian songs I was listening to. I remember hearing this when it first came out as the B-side to Melanie’s “Brand New Key” and being much more impressed with it than the A-side.
Most recently, this has been evidenced by all the contestants of the X-Factor performing it, with the idea that the winner would release it as a "certain" Christmas Number One. However, at the moment, it seems that X-Factor’s winner Alexandra Burke may be edged out by campaigns to promote Cohen’s original, or the extremely popular Jeff Buckley interpretation.