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Way off topic here, but Bess you just mentioned something that I've always been curious about: Is it an American custom (tradition?) to put the Christmas lights up once Thanksgiving is done? Although many people have started doing the same here in my part of Canada, it always struck me as interesting that in the U.S. it seems to happen quite naturally after the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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there are ZILLIONS of great "cover" versions and of course, lotsa crap...

ANYTHING Dusty Springfield sang was usually a "cover"... a lot of what Nilsson did was covers... and The Byrds & The Monkees and Hermans Hermits & the Hollies & early Beatles & Rolling Stones...

great covers:

Nilsson- Snow (Randy Newman)

Trashcan Sinatras- Snow (Randy Newman)

Trashcan Sinatras- Alfie (Bacarach/David)

Dramarama- Memo From Turner (Mick Jagger/Stones)

David Bowie- Wild Is The Wind (?)

Robyn Hitchcock- Bells Of Rhymeny (via The Byrds)

Led Zeppelin- When The Levee Breaks

Cheap Trick- Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace (Terry Reid)

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A marvelous cover of "God Only Knows" is currently available for listening on The Mockers' MySpace player. It features drummer Nelson Bragg on lead vocals - Nelson also plays percussion in Brian Wilson's current band. An interesting take on the song to be sure - one that I wish I had thought of!

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