Good Enough

I’m a sucker for a good cover, and this week’s honorable mention goes to the Acorn, a Canadian group that recently contributed a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Good Enough” for a Coke Machine Glow podcast. Their version softens Lauper’s already nonchalantly pop masterpiece, but the highly emotive lyrics are allowed to cut through, drained of their former cutesy posturing. I only now realize how great this song is. The Acorn is a pretty awesome group that is currently in the running for the Polaris Music Prize (sadly, not associated with Polaris, the band from The Adventures of Pete & Pete), which seems to be an award and a cash prize ($20,000!) that Canadians give to other Canadians because they appreciate how awesome they all are. Once again, America should be ashamed, if not jealous.

TMN Editor Erik Bryan is living the dream. He grew up in Florida, but he’s from all over. He likes playing chess, making cocktails, smarting off, and not freezing to death in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. More by Erik Bryan

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