Monday, January 28, 2008

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele :: When You Were Mine

When you were mine
I gave you all of my money
Time after time
You done me wrong

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele, "When You Were Mine"

Yes. this is the Prince song and yes, Dent May plays a magnificent ukelele, that is no euphemism. I know, too many covers can be cloying, but this one is both sweet and sad, lovely and lilting. I like his achy-break-y voice. And I believe Dent May is heartbroken over the girl. I'm not sure, in spite of a whole lot of emotion, that Prince is in fact all that shook up. I mean, he's Prince. He may be short, but he is potent if you get my drift. The man gots all the ladies. But anyway, I don't mean to slag Prince. His original version, from Dirty Mine, is flipping gorgeous. Okay then. So Dent is from Mississippi. And I still have to do that little spelling thing m-i-ss-i-ss-i-pp-i thing to spell it. He likes John Waters and Tab. So I like him. There have been plenty of other covers, I could do a whole week of just this song: Cyndi Lauper. Tegan & Sara. Mitch Ryder. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Ani DiFranco. Crooked Fingers (I need to track that one down!!)

On a related note to my book (but not to this post) I recently was a guest on more than a dozen radio programs promoting 30 DAYS TO GETTING OVER THE DORK YOU USED TO CALL YOUR BOYFRIEND. A few were fun, some were embarrassing, one was truly embarrassing. Wanna hear me on Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones "Eternity in Your Heart" family radio programming in Virginia? Go ahead. Okay you probably really don't want to. It's um, painful.

On an un-related note... did you see my very own brother posted a note on my site. I just noticed. Yipee! I love my brother.

More about Dent May :: More about my brother!


kisstheflame said...

I finished reading your book about a week ago and I just want you to know it helped me a lot. I know its directed more at the teens, but I'm twenty and just got out of a bad break-up. I was shopping with my cousins and saw your book and thought I'd give 'er a try. It worked so well. The everyday song suggestions were excellent. My Dork and I haven't been together for a little over five months and I'm so much more over him after reading your book. Keep up the good work. :)

xheyitsxtine said...

So, my friend and I stumbled upon your book just yesturday in Borders. We read a few pages and decided, "Lets try it!" It's day two, and things are actually feeling a lot better. =] The book makes me giggle and my friend and I have decided to make a playlist on her iPod for every section of the book. =] The songs are awesome, btw. =]