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.