Music Monday Sept 5: Obediah Parker with Hey Ya


There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.


It always takes guts to cover a song by a popular artist or band. Unlike any other artistic work, music can be reimagined in different ways.

Hey Ya, by OutKast takes on a whole new dimension in this cover.

Mat Weddle, better known by his stage and recording name Obadiah Parker, is a singer-songwriter from Scottsdale, Arizona. He has released an EP, a live CD which contains a mixture of covers and original material, an EP of covers, and a full-length studio album of original material.

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available for pre-order: The Second View

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4 thoughts on “Music Monday Sept 5: Obediah Parker with Hey Ya

  1. Interesting, but I’m not sure it completely worked. The best cover I’ve seen of this is by your fellow Canadians, Walk Off The Earth. Their usual blend of musicianship, humour, timing and lunacy.

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  2. Pingback: Weekend Wrap-up Sept 17: 3 Billion | Lines by Leon

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