This is a cover of Aimee Man’s Freeway by my friend Kenny.
There’s a longer story about this cover, which you can follow on Kenny’s mySpace blog. In short Aimee held a contest – make a video of yourself covering this song. Ken’s entry is here (make sure you wait for the out takes at the end, they rule), which finished in the top ten in Aimee’s contest.
But I post this here not because of that; I post it here because this is Kenny’s new version, recorded in my mother’s living room. The recording is beautiful, and the idea that music is being made in her house would have made my mother very, very happy.
It’s been a huge help to me to have friends living in Mom’s house; they’re able to take care of a lot of the little tasks (and some of the really large ones) that would have been almost impossible for me to get done; they’re getting a place to live, and I’m getting work done for what feels like a steal. Having music played in that old house is like a gift from the universe.
Thank you Kenny. For the music, and for everything else.