About a month ago, a live recording of Allison Crowe performing Radiohead's classic "Creep" was posted on her website (the link to the MP3 is about two thirds of the way down the page). The recording is from the start of the millennium and features Allison on vocals and piano, Dave Baird on bass, and Kevin Clevette on drums. Like many of her performances of nineties alternative songs, this one is very raw and powerful and well worth a listen if you are a fan of Allison, Radiohead, or even cover songs in general. Much more information about this performance (and about the song itself) can be found on Allison's blog - make sure to read the comments too.
I realize that I haven't updated this blog lately as often as I normally do. PhD research and a busier than normal month of commercially released music (i.e. new releases from Threat Signal, Megadeth, and Pearl Jam) have left me with little time to listen to and write about free music. I do have some stuff in the pipeline, but I hope that this will tide you over in the meantime. Happy listening!