Whose Version?

A YouTube pet peeve of mine is when I post a cover of a song and someone asks me whose “version” I’m doing. I always feel a little insulted as an artist–asking that question makes me think that the person asking thinks I have no artistic voice, and my music is only an echo of someone better.

But it sure sounds pretentious to answer

“Whose version?”

with

“Mine”

singing

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One thought on “Whose Version?

  1. Please keep in mind that as an artist and musician, things are obvious to you that are not so clear to others – such as what a “cover” is, why a piece of music sounds different when performed by different musicians…a gentle lesson (no one likes to be talked down to) would be a public service, and a help to us all…

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