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The Grammar Club

Dec 14, 2018

No Fake Friday - Talking in Your Sleep (Romantics Cover)

This was requested by David Youd. David is the first (and currently only) patron on the Glenn Case Patreon page. David has many magnificent YouTube videos, including a Legend of Zelda Otamatone cover that I particularly recommend. Otamatone #2 gets a little bitey, but is also my favorite.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Dec 07, 2018

No Fake Friday - The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny (Lemon Demon Cover)

Neil Cicierega is far too clever. He's at least a decade younger than me, and I still want to be like him when I grow up.

Outside of creating great original music under pseudonyms like Lemon Demon, he has also been responsible for things like "Potter Puppet Pals", "The Song of the Count", and three magnificent mashup albums among seemingly countless other creative projects.

In short - The man is brilliant. I support his Patreon page, and I would encourage you to do the same.

"The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" was my introduction to the genius of Neil Cicierega, and it remains one of my favorites in his catalog to this day. I was all too happy to attempt to tackle this song when my friend and Patreon patron David Youd requested it. Still, to say it was a challenge is an understatement. I insisted on attempting to sing the lead vocal at the same time as playing the bass part, which lead to over 100 takes over the course of two nights for the bass/lead vocal alone! I finally nailed it (close enough) when I decided to livestream the recording on Facebook for added pressure.

I hope you enjoy it.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 30, 2018

No Fake Friday - Movie Star (Cracker cover)

I had the opportunity and privilege to open for Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven in Portland and Seattle as the bass player for Buffalo Jones a couple of years ago. I asked David Lowery if he would be willing to join us on stage for a cover of Cracker's "How Can I Live Without You" and he obliged! One of my happier moments as a musician.

I am no longer in the band, but Buffalo Jones will be opening for both bands in Portland and Seattle again this year in December. You should check them out if you get the opportunity to do so.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 23, 2018

No Fake Friday - Glenn Case - Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder cover)

I had no business even trying this one, but it was a great challenge, and it was a lot of fun. Easily one of the most complex bass parts I have ever attempted.

Stevie Wonder has a knack for making ridiculously catchy songs that are far more complicated than they seem.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 16, 2018

No Fake Friday - Glenn Case - I'm Your Puppet (James & Bobby Purify cover)

My take on a classic song from 1966. This one was very fun to play.


I remember I wasn't a huge fan of the song in my younger years, but it grew on me with time. Now it's one of my favorites from the era.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 09, 2018

No Fake Friday - Glenn Case - All the Time (Brother Machine cover)

One more tribute to my friend Seth Gibbs, who recently passed away from cancer at the age of 36. Brother Machine was one of Seth's many musical projects, and this was one of the first (of many) of his compositions I listen to on repeat.


I asked Rachael to do Hope Irish's parts on the song, including the outburst at the end, which is also on the original version of "All the Time". I almost left it off, but it felt incomplete without it.


RIP, Seth. 

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 08, 2018

Glenn Case - Rare

I am releasing two songs today. This one is free.


Seth Gibbs was a man I greatly admired. He was amazing! The world lost him to cancer over the weekend. He was 36. I am still trying to process this.


In 2004 Seth had his album “Going Nuts” available on his website as a free download on thebrothermachine.com which is sadly no longer a thing. I had a strong, inexplicable urge to hear the album on Friday at the day job, and was thinking about reaching out to Seth to see about covering the song “All the Time” from this album. I heard the news on Saturday morning and was dumbfounded.


“Going Nuts” appears to have almost entirely disappeared from the internet outside of a track listing I found. Thankfully, I still have my mp3s of the album along with a CD copy that Seth burned off for me when I asked if I could buy a copy at Songfight Live in Austin in 2004. I was fortunate enough to join Seth onstage for his set as the bass player at that event. It was not planned. I stayed up there mostly because no one else beat me to it.


Seth was in several Austin bands. Outside of Brother Machine, he was also in Bobby Jealousy, and the Archibalds among others. I have been scrambling to find as much of Seth's material as I can, and I imagine I am not alone. The good news - I have it on good authority that there are plans to release a lot of Seth's "lost" songs. That is something to look forward to in the coming months, and possibly years.


This is a song that I wrote and recorded about Seth mostly on Saturday called “Rare”. It seems like writing and recording a song is the very least I can do to pay tribute to a man who seemed like the living manifestation of music itself.


Rest in Peace, Seth. 

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Nov 02, 2018

No Fake Friday - Glenn Case - Johnny Have You Seen Her (Rembrandts Cover)

"I'll Be There For You" and Friends made the Rembrandts a household name, but before that they had success with the singles "Just the Way It Is, Baby" and "Johnny Have You Seen Her". I feel like this song borders on being a forgotten gem. 

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Oct 28, 2018

No Fake Friday - When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman (Dr. Hook Cover)

Glenn here. A day late, but "No Fake Saturday" really doesn't have the same ring to it.

My good friend Tony requested this song months ago, and he specifically  asked if I would wear a cowboy hat and eye patch. It took a while, but I obliged. 

Side note: I have launched my own solo Patreon page where I will be releasing a new song every week on Thursdays for $4 a month, but $10 (or higher) Grammar Club patrons will ALSO be getting that content. Just more content and an added thank you for those of you who are already supporting us at the $10 level.

Of course, if you're not already at the $10 level? Now there's more content, and perhaps more incentive to join us at a $10 monthly minimum! No judgement here either way.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Oct 19, 2018

The Good That Won't Come Out (Rilo Kiley Cover)

This song was released around the turn of the millennium, yet I found myself, watching today's harrowing news cycle, making a political read of this song's lyrics. Sure, it would have been uncannily prescient of Jenny Lewis to have had that in mind, but are we not, dear reader, standing on a frozen lake? Eh? Eh? 


Happy Friday.

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Oct 13, 2018

No Fake Friday - Glenn Case - Overkill (Men at Work Cover)

Full disclosure: This might be described as MOSTLY No Fake. The performances are all real, but an edit is in there. I messed up bad enough on the drums in one spot that it would have ruined the song without the edit. Hopefully the Golden Girls T-shirt makes up for that to some extent.

This composition gained a second life as as a result of the TV show "Scrubs", but I wouldn't find out about that until years after that moment in TV history happened. I enjoyed the song when Men at Work's original version was new, and I fell in love with the Lazlo Bane cover (and accompanying music video) that featured Colin Hay on the last verse. 

Speaking of Colin Hay - He is still making excellent music. I recently heard his newest album "Fierce Mercy", and it is absolutely worth your time. Also, he is represented on Twitter under the username @ColinHay 

thegrammarclub

The Grammar Club

Oct 09, 2018

Shael on Barenaked Ladies Podcast

Hey, friends!

Just a quick note to let you know I was on our good friend and backer Saker's podcast to talk about Barenaked Ladies and Ben and Jerry's, and I think it went pretty well. So, please, if you're in the mood, give it a listen.

-Shael