New semester. Students discuss which songs they will do over next months. I ask if this time they will consider writing original songs, luke-warm response. Still more eager to play covers. So we audition their collection of favourites. This always results in a couple interesting things.
1/ I learn about things that are recently popular.
2/ They learn the teacher doesn’t know shit about songs they think significant. Also means their inner doubt meter goes up re: why was this guy hired?
The song that stood out for me was by Bedouin Sound Clash called When The Night Feels My Song. It stood out as Juno contender for most obvious rip off. In the chorus totally doing Pressure Drop by Toots and the Maytals. This rivals He’s So Fine by The Chiffons or Taurus by Spirit.