Til the world ends
yours truly - ‘Til The World Ends (Britney Spears, ya’ll)
Every year the Saturday that’s closest to Valentine’s Day, I play this show with my pals and excellent Outlaw Country outfit The Beagle Brothers at our favorite local dive bar Sonny’s Tavern here in Pittsburgh. They change their name to The Beagle Balladeers and transform into the greatest 80s Power Ballad band you’ve ever seen and I usually pick a theme/era and do my own cover set. In year’s past, I’ve done Doo-Wop love songs, 60s Girl Groups and last year I did just about any song about sex I could find and did that.
This year however, I’m doing songs sung by females from the last 5 years of Top 40 Pop music and completely changing the music so it sounds nothing like its original. Adele’s “Someone Like You” is becoming an upbeat Doo-Wop dancer, Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” is being thrown into a minor key and becoming an Rockabilly stomper and right here, Britney Spears’ “Til The World Ends” is probably the best of the set. Here’s 90 seconds of how I’ve decided to do it.
And if you’re going to be in Pittsburgh the weekend of the 16th, I suggest you be there too. It’s free, all the ladies will get a complimentary rose upon entering and every single person will be drunk so we can all be embarrassed together.
Here’s the Facebook invite if you’re interested and in town: http://www.facebook.com/events/320502194734754/5 notes