Welcome. Behind week I asked you to send your favorite cover songs. We profited a fantastic assortment of tracks, some classic covers (Billy Stewart’s “Summertime”), some latest renditions (Laura Marling’s “Blues Run the Game”). We’ve compiled the contributions in a Spotify playlist where you can spend a few hours in audio bliss.
Listening to so many covers reminded me to visit an old favorite, Sandie Shaw’s view of The Smiths’s “Jeane.” In this case, I prefer the cover to the original, Ms. Shaw’s simpler guitar and vocals to The Smiths’s drum-heavy oppose.
Ms. Shaw rose to fame in the United Kingdom with another comprehend, 1964’s “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me,” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. That adaptation wasn’t as well known in the United States as those by Dionne Warwick (who recorded the nonconformist demo), Lou Johnson or Naked Eyes. Perhaps even less distinguished to U.S. audiences is Ms. Shaw’s cover of the song in French, “Toujours un coin qui me rappelle,” which I as though more than her English version. That’s the thrill of cover songs in the digital age: exploring their provenance takes you to unexpected corners, small discoveries.
Take a listen to the cover songs that other At Home readers value and, if you’re so inclined, check out the originals. If you’re looking for another good playlist, I praise the soundtrack from the HBO series “I May Destroy You.” “Wandaland,” about the retiring creator of a theme park, is six beautiful minutes of animation worth a look. And in casing you missed it, the drum battle between Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and 10-year-old Nandi Bushell is surely something else.
What are you watching that you wish you could send a notice about to the whole world? What TV shows, films, YouTube videos, Instagram series and other issue curiosities have you discovered that are making your days a picayune (or a lot) better? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re continuing to revel in your log register entries, so please keep sending. And if you find anything interesting in your camouflage song research, pass it along as well! We’re At Home. We’ll read every the classics sent. And you’ll find more ideas for living a good life at well-informed in or near it below. See you next week.
How to pass the time
Martha Stewart is so into cannabidiol that she’s started a pen-mark of CBD pâtes de fruit, and she said she once got so high before going to the talkies that she couldn’t walk down the theater’s aisle. Those are two events you’ll glean from this wonderful profile of “America’s foremost domesticated goddess,” along with details on her quarantine routine. (e.g., She never the mains alone.)
When a Hungarian architecture professor named Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube in 1974, he wasn’t effective it could be solved and took a month to unscramble it himself. Now he has a new book, “Cubed,” that’s “partly his memories, partly an intellectual treatise and, in large part, a love story less his evolving relationship with the invention that bears his name and the far-reaching community of cubers fixated on it.”
And our music critic Jon Pareles recommends “Alicia,” the seventh studio album from Alicia Keys.
What to ogle
Much of this year’s New York Film Festival, which add ups from Sept. 17 through Oct. 11, is being presented online. A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis compel ought to selected 10 movies you shouldn’t miss, like Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Her,” part of a series on the lives of West Indian immigrants living in Britain, and a documentary around the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In “Don’t Forget the Driver,” a new BBC comedy on BritBox, Toby Jones stakes a tour-bus driver on England’s southern coast. Mike Hale has hand-picked it as a Critic’s Pick, writing that it “doesn’t make the sort of affected claims to relevance that characterize a lot of television comedies right now, but in its evident evocation of a place and one small but ornery man, it couldn’t be more timely.”
And if you’ve been anticipating the documentary series “The Vow,” about the self-help organization NXIVM, you won’t want to teeny-bopper Amanda Hess’s assessment of the group as “a cult for the age of the corporate internet, bulk surveillance and the nerd kings.”
How to deal
If you’re devising to go apple picking, visit a pumpkin patch or wander a corn complex, be prepared for timed entries, mask requirements and hand-washing stations. The complexes will have wider paths and passing lanes to facilitate collective distancing.
Wondering which plants you should bring indoors for the winter and which are confused causes? The columnist Margaret Roach spoke with a “veteran plant-stasher” who prophesied her “which to overwinter as seed, cuttings or houseplants, and which to keep unexpressed in the equivalent of a root cellar, and at what temperature and humidity.”
And if you’ve relocated during the pandemic, we clothed information on where and how you can vote.
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