It’s no secret that I hate Valentine’s Day and cover albums, but I do love Lenka. When she released her covers EP Recover on Valentine’s Day, I was curious to give it a listen, but who knew I’d get the answers to many of life’s greatest mysteries.
“We Belong” – What if Ginger never got stranded on Gilligan’s Island but instead it was Pat Benatar with a xylophone?
“Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows” – What would be the theme song of the very special episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where Captain Kangaroo tries to off him with an LCD laced doughnut?
“The Show” – What would happen if Lenka covered herself and amped up the perky level to 11?
“Respect” – What if Aretha Franklin had been a white Australian elementary school music teacher who was asked to moderate a spelling bee?
“Steal My Sunshine” – What does a yoga-moms Len cover band sound like at Burning Man?
“Mr. Tambourine Man” – What if instead of breaking up the Beatles, Yoko Ono had broken up The Byrds by encouraging them to do a children’s lullaby album?
Wonder no more! Recover answers all!
I spent this Valentine’s Day with my partner and my sister at the Hartford Wolf Pack’s Love Is Love night at the XL Center. Sorry Hallmark, I’d rather spend my $23 on an ice hockey ticket than a card for a fake holiday created by you to earn a buck and to make single people feel bad. We were seated so close to the rink that we felt the glass vibrate as those hot-enough-to-melt-the-ice hockey players skated around in their commemorative rainbow jerseys aggressively dry humping (straight people call it “checking”) and slapping their sticks around that culminated in a victorious climax.
With that being said, in my gay opinion, listening to Recover was the second best way to spend the holiday.