The ‘Gum Drop Volume XXVIII: Hear Dirty Projectors Cover Björk, Win An iPod Nano

On Monday 3/31, we launch Enjoyed, our song-by-song tribute to Björk’s Post. (Click here for complete tracklist.) When we asked her about about the 1995 album she told us:

I was very aware of it at the time that I needed to be musically promiscuous and have almost every song [a] different mood/style, and so on. The picture on the cover is me on Piccadilly Circus (Times Square of London) too excited, too many things, Bright Lights Big City kinda thing, and me eager to consume. So my musical heart was scattered at the time and I wanted the album to show that.

Perfect material for a compilation by 11 different artists, no? As a hint of what’s to come, this week’s Drop offered Dirty Projectors’ take on “Hyperballad.” Björk told us she remembers the original’s crystalline storyline as “a dream I dreamt.” Dirty Projectors woozy, lilting take sounds like one. To hear it, and to read frontman Dave Longstreth’s thoughts on the original and his band’s beautiful re-visioning, click here.

In the spirit of covers, you can enter to win a 4GB iPod NANO and the new Michael McDonald covers CD…

We all know what Nanos look like, thanks largely to Feist. This one will be 4GB. What you might not know about Michael McDonald’s diverse new covers album Soul Speak. It’s the follow-up to his all-Motown covers collections Motown (2003) and Motown Two (2004). This time, though, he’s all over the map, adding his own spin to “Love TKO” by Teddy Pendergrass, Dionne Warwick’s “Walk on By,” Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic,” Stevie Wonder’s “Living For The City,” Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” among others. There’s also his new original, “Getting Over You.” And, here’s how the 56-year-old singer’s lookin’ … as well as a Nano dressed up like the 56-year-old singer.


Pretty suave, Mr. “Yah Mo B There.” One winner gets the iPod and the CD. Enter here. Find out more about MM at his site. Also, you still have time to win last week’s prize of an Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar and a copy of Morcheeba’s Dive Deep. To enter that one, head here .