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August 15, 2006



You know what, "spisska"? Before you start throwing around terms like "useless," just settle down with your badass internet self, before the realization dawns on you that just because someone has a different opinion than you, that doesn't mean it's wrong -- & just because some dude with a beard makes a pop top 40 jingle accessible to you doesn't mean that he's cracked the 2 minute mile.

This version is OK. In fact, it's pretty generically bland. But expressing the opinion that it's just "OK" & not "EARTH-SHATTERINGLY AWESOME BECAUSE IT'S SO SO GOOD RIIITE??" is just as valid as posting it on the internet in some kind of context of "hey, dudes, here's a 'real' version of that pop song we all disdain for its superficiality."

& if you deny that that's what this shit is all about, then address any rebuttals to your own conscience & ego, homes. This is some seriously dumbass exalting of mundane cover-version "check-me-out" bullshit. Change Linda's "countrified" assessment to "wankified" and she & I are 100% in agreement.

So right on! Let's tone down the radio & bring everyone into the idealized bohemian coffee-shop of the mind! Or, you know, whatever's cool with the uninformed hipsterati this year.


very impressive! Love it


Very cool rendition, he did it justice, he should do a bunch of other Hip Hop covers it’s an untapped market

John Doe Who Cannot Sing

I hate the guy. He reminds me how badly I sing and I wished I was like him and able to sing like that.

"Countrified"? Linda, are you retarded? Just because something is acoustic doesn't mean it has a damn thing to do with "country" anything.

Get your head out of your ass.


Made it his own. B-)

Michael J. Sikorsky

Love it.


oh man, cant stop listening!


I don't want to break any code of conduct, but does anyone know of a good place to find guitar tabs to Mat's song or something close to it? I don't want to step on his toes at all, but I think it'd be a blast to try and play it.


That's really awesome. I had no idea the song could translate to such a different style so well. Kudos to the artist!

Doug Karr

My son did a version of this a couple months ago - but when we saw this, we were in awe. His is at http://www.billkarr.com.


this guy was awsome... loved it

David Sterry

I can't believe this video is no longer available...guess I'll have to search youtube to see if it's still mirrored somewhere.


sorry about that - i found another link on youtube and you should now be able to see the video again


This is a total rip..... Thore of Ryek Iceland did a cover of this 3 years ago.... It was much better... Nice try thought fellas...

Very good darn good real talent


His band is playing this Friday night at Martini Ranch.


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Now that is *REAL* talent. Thanks for the video, I really enjoyed it especially since I'm an avid Outkast fan


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