Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Site Discovery: Covering the Mouse

For me, the world of RSS feeds is a vicious cycle of unread information. I'm always finding new sites that I immediately subscribe to, but every time I log into my Google Reader, I'm taunted by the bold blue 1,000+, indicating that I have an impossible amount of catching up to do.

Nevertheless, I have found another cool Web site and I thought I would share it. This one comes from my brother, my family's avowed Disney fanatic.

The site is called Covering the Mouse and it features a new cover version of a Disney musical classic on an almost daily basis, so it's great feed reading material. The best part is that you can hear the entire song, and--if you know where to look in the site's source code--you can grab the file for future enjoyment.

Not all of the tracks are fantastic and some of them--like any cover version of a popular song--are only worth hearing to satisfy your morbid curiosity or because the recordings are so rare. Covering the Mouse is definitely worth a look though, and I found a few gems while trolling the site last night:

from Mary Poppins
Performed by Louis Armstrong

Under the Sea
from The Little Mermaid
Performed by The Suburban Legends

Grim Grinning Ghosts
from The Haunted Mansion
Performed by Barenaked Ladies


Andrea said...

i also get sad when i have 50+ unread items. that's when i indiscriminately press "mark all as read"

Chris said...

Yeah, I can't believe you let it get that high. I have fits when it breaks 200. And while I appreciate the hat tip, I think you actually introduced me to this site months ago.