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December 23, 2010 7:49 PM   Subscribe

Jarvis Popovich takes requests and "gives credit to the asker." He doesn't know how to play guitar and is willing to prove it! He has a facebook fan page and one of those twitter accounts. I give you: Songs Butchered Beautifully. (Over 100 songs and counting.)
posted by cjorgensen (17 comments total)
posted by ovvl at 8:03 PM on December 23, 2010

I was thinking of linking to individual songs, but it's kind of best if you come to them on your own.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:12 PM on December 23, 2010

If anyone can tell me what "worthless untalented children.mp3" is a reference to I will mail you a hand-carved dreidel.

I'm not kidding.
posted by clarknova at 9:06 PM on December 23, 2010

Where did you see that? Or is that the question? Google returns nothing.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:46 PM on December 23, 2010

It won't. That's what makes it a challenge. If you figure it out I will hand deliver you the Dreidel.
posted by clarknova at 9:52 PM on December 23, 2010

I feel a bit disappointed that the songs are just the hooks, and not the full songs. Still amusing.
posted by LSK at 11:01 PM on December 23, 2010

I only listened to the ones where the thumbnail showed him with a guitar (I assumed he was just singing or lip-syncing in the others) hoping to find he discovered a new, alien, unearthly tonality.

Sigh. It just sounded like Monster Magnet.
posted by sourwookie at 12:33 AM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

This isn't butchering. It's more like driving steers over the cliff to see their bodies go splat at the bottom of the ravine.
posted by telstar at 2:47 AM on December 24, 2010

As a comedian playing for yucks, he did, indeed, make me smile. But there's not a scintilla of outsider about him, which is one reason I'd never make the Jarvis-Jandek connection. Besides, he's a MUCH better guitar player than Jandek.
posted by msconduct at 5:35 AM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Somehow the terrible guitar playing is improved by the awful singing.
posted by booth at 5:37 AM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

I say, this man's jib is cut in a way I find pleasing. Carry on!
posted by chairface at 1:01 PM on December 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

So Far this is the best VARIETY of Creative Feedback I have gotten...Best wishes to all of you who commented...and to Telstar...It is more like Buffalo going over a cliff, Or hitting yourself because it feel good when you stop - :) To the rest...Merry Christmas - Please make a request and I will Butcher your favorite song...Custom Made for YOU :) - and Merry Christmas Telstar too :)
posted by Jarvisemerald at 7:19 PM on December 24, 2010

try this one :)
posted by Jarvisemerald at 7:20 PM on December 24, 2010

hey jarvisemerald, welcome to metafilter.
posted by msconduct at 5:44 AM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]

Hahahaha...I just looked up Jandek...NICE! - I have decided NOT to move to the Electric Guitar :)
posted by Jarvisemerald at 7:32 AM on December 25, 2010

And Thanks msconduct :)
posted by Jarvisemerald at 7:33 AM on December 25, 2010

He's made a website.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:53 PM on January 23, 2011

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