February 15, 2011

sunset’s just my lightbulb burning out


I’ve long had loud, clattery, live cover versions of this song in my arsenal of cry-into-your-coffee music, but thankfully Adam Duritz sat himself down in a quiet room with his piano and a will last week to record a bunch of Valentine’s Day cover songs, and this was the fruit.

Oh My Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams) – Adam Duritz

Other songs he posted for download last week included versions of material from Steve Earle, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan. God bless the internet and prolific musicians at home.


  • You know, for as much as I grew out of them after Recovering the Satellites, there is still something so magnetic and comforting about Adam Duritz just sitting down with a guitar and playing. There have been a number of times where my iPod has picked the demo of ‘Shallow Days’ during a shuffle session and it just stops me dead each time and immediately puts me in a great mood. Thanks for sharing this.

    Adam — February 15, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

  • Over the last 6 months or so Adam has been pretty prolific on twitter. He has played twitter DJ, over Thanksgiving I think, posting boots of songs he really likes from other bands. He also recently posted a recording of him on piano singing Barely Out of Tuesday, which is a rare treat.

    Kevin — February 15, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

  • I noticed last Monday or Tuesday that he was basically narrating the process of recording and posting a week’s worth of covers in semi-real time on Twitter, and thought the whole project was really interesting, somewhere between an album release party and a really slow concert.

    Love to see more artists try something like this.

    The link seems to go just to the main Crows website, though; am I missing something?

    Mike B. — February 15, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

  • link to mp3 fixed!

    thanks :)

    browneheather — February 15, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

  • Beautiful

    Chris Jacques — February 15, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  • [...] I Am Fuel You Are Friends har lagt upp en måstelyssnalåt. Adam Duritz från Counting Crows tolkar Ryan Adams Oh My Sweet [...]

    Adam Duritz tolkar Ryan Adams « La Cienega — February 16, 2011 @ 8:16 am

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    Tweets that mention sunset’s just my lightbulb burning out | Fuel/Friends Music Blog -- Topsy.com — February 16, 2011 @ 11:46 am

  • this is soooo killer…thanks!

    Ben — February 16, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

  • [...] Cover Alert: Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) tackles Ryan Adams [...]

    Hidden Track » BG: On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone — February 17, 2011 @ 7:02 am

  • Great – thanks for fixing the link.

    Mike B. — February 17, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

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