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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Strangercrombie Item of My Dreams

posted by on December 12 at 9:38 AM

Dina Martina Covers the Song of Your Choice.

Currently at $280, this priceless item allows the winner to request the song of his or her choice to be sung (and recorded) by the one and only Dina Martina.

This year’s Strangercrombie boasts a number of great custom-cover-song packages, starring Visqueen, the Presidents of the United States of America, the Posies, Erin Jorgensen, and more, but it’s the Dina package that haunts my dreams.

If God were kind enough to let me win the Dina pack, I fear that I would be paralyzed by the privilege. There are so many songs I would be ecstatic to hear Dina Martina perform that choosing one is painful.

On one side are the Dina Martina classics, songs she’s covered in her shows over the years that I’d love to have recordings of: “Bette Davis Eyes,” “Year of the Cat,” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “In the Ghetto.”

On the other side are all the songs I’d love to hear Dina attack, including but not limited to: “Wind Beneath My Wings” (Dina could make great hay of the lovingly insulting lyrics), Tori Amos’s “Me and a Gun,” and “Loving You Is Easy ‘Cause You’re Beautiful” (just to see what happens when Dina confronts that note). (And, of course, “Smell Yo Dick.”)

Strangercrombie 2007: You have two days and seven hours left to bid.

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia would be sheer genius. I suggest Louie Louie.

Posted by Gitai | December 12, 2007 10:16 AM

My vote would be "Peek-a-boo" - or to hear her do "control" again.

Posted by Kelly | December 12, 2007 10:23 AM

I would like to hear her do Prince's Kiss!

Posted by Suz | December 12, 2007 10:24 AM

I would ask her to do "Rubber Biscuit"

Posted by Lancelot Link | December 12, 2007 10:26 AM

I think she should cover a Beatles song for Mr. Feit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 12, 2007 10:34 AM

Jesus Fucking Christ -- there's really only one possible choice -- the theme from Titanic, My Heart Will Go On?

Posted by David K. | December 12, 2007 10:51 AM

Dina's "Devil Went Down to Georgia" is indeed sheer genius. I've never had more sympathy for the devil.

Posted by David Schmader | December 12, 2007 11:06 AM

What song should the Presidents do?

Posted by Greg | December 12, 2007 11:08 AM

Minnie Ripperton's "Loving You"

Posted by gavingourley | December 12, 2007 11:36 AM


When our love was nude,
and each kiss, an inshpiration.

Posted by Jason | December 12, 2007 11:40 AM

I'd like to hear the Presidents cover Say it Ain't So. It wouldn't be ironic, or anything, it would just be a beautiful hybrid of all that music was to me in 1995. I tried to think of something ironic first, but that was too difficult. Whatevs.

Posted by Jaime-Leigh | December 12, 2007 11:51 AM

Nena's "99 Luftballoons". In German.

Posted by Bundy | December 12, 2007 12:04 PM

a duet of "Afternoon Delight" with Michael Cera.

Posted by michael strangeways | December 12, 2007 1:49 PM

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