WOW. I was expecting one, maybe two donations at most. After all, who really cares enough to donate to someone they’ve never met? Well I couldn’t have been more wrong. Since I put the donations bar up two weeks ago, we have received more than $125 worth of donations from seven different people (including former writer Ryan, Kyle from
I’m Just Saying is All (and a fellow Badger), and my ball and chain, Claire). One person, however, truly stands out. Chris Hannafan, a beautful person I have never actually met, got the ball rolling by giving us the heftiest donation thus far. For this, we are eternally grateful. To show our appreciation, I have written a tribute to Chris, which our very own Nick Miller has turned into a beautiful little ditty. Thank you to Chris, and really thank you to every person who has taken the time and money to donate to our humble little blog. This is just reason number 20,000 that I love writing for this blog and for you guys.
MP3: Nick Miller & The ATG Gang – “A Man, a Plan, Chris Hannafan”
Anyways, on to the meat of the post
Our first installment of Nick Miller’s Song of the Week saw Nick expertly covering Andrew Bird’s “Masterfade”. This time, Nick tackles a much more recognizable song. I had been begging Nick to cover The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” (my favorite Stones song) because I thought he could do the song justice better than anyone I knew (granted, I know like 3 people that sing). Little did I know that Nick would take the song in a completely different, yet totally awesome, direction. Mr. Miller trades in the acoustic guitars, bongos, and piano for a much more modern, electronica feel. When Nick’s virtuoso electric guitar and “whoo whoo” vocals come in, I am reminded of how sad I am that I can’t sing, or play any instrument (though I did play violin in 3rd grade, bitches). Enjoy Nick’s remodeled version, and let us know what you think, as Nick is always excited to hear some critique.
MP3: Nick Miller – “Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones Cover)”
Stay tuned next week, when Nick drops some of his original music on y’all.
Zack & Nick