Two months - that's how long it has been since the last submission. The gap is getting smaller. Keep 'em coming! I'll be watching my inbox!
Finally, the submission form seems to be working again. However, if you try to submit a song and have any problems, or it doesn't get posted within 24-48 hours, send me an email.
September 7, 2007
Alright! It's been a few months, but we've got a new artist and song to the site. A Guster fan from New York, Marshall Green gives us his quality version of Careful (5.07Mb). Enjoy!!
A note to all artists (current & potential): We may be having some issues with the submission form. I'll be fixing it soon, but until I make a post about it being fixed, please send me your song via email.
One final note: I received a submission a few weeks back from an artist named Tamborine Nickname. If this is you, please email me. I'll need more information from you before I can add you to the site. Thanks.
Six months ago, I started the process of changing web hosts. Today, I finished. Well, not really, but one may have guessed there were huge problems since I didn't update with information of its success like I promised.
I can't say for sure how often I'll be able to update the site from now on, but I don't want the site to die either. I think if we get more interest in the site (i.e. new songs, new artists, etc.), my original passion for this site will hopefully be restored. One of the main reasons I'm updating now is that I was informed there are a couple new covers. Both are of Satellite; Sara O'Reilly's Satellite (3.60Mb) and Matt Smith's Satellite (5.34Mb).
Oh, and I'll definitely take the blame for the lack of submissions over the past several months. Basically, the submission forms haven't been working, and I have been very hard to get in touch with. So please accept my apologies, BUT also please submit new songs!
Shoot, one more thing. The HappyFrappy Forum has been down since the web host switch, and will remain that way until further notice. Actually, unless I get a lot of feedback that I should bring it back up, it will probably be removed permanently. Now that the official Guster forum has been updated and is much cooler than before, it may be good to just use that from now on. Alright, that's all for now!
I have to apologize once again for my delayed updates. And unfortunately, I can not post the new songs I have received; this is majorly due to an upcoming switch of web hosts. I'm sorry to those who have submitted songs recently (and not so recently), but I am simply unable to add new songs at the moment. In fact, every song on this site will be unavailable until the transfer is complete (approx. a week). But don't worry, the site is here to stay. You can look forward to another update in a week or less.
I have to start this update with an apology to Mr. Pooj. He submitted his song nearly a month ago. It took me another new submission to remind me that I had yet to put it up. That being said, here is his song: The New Underground (3.12Mb).
My turnaround time for the newest submission was much better, but still not great...2 days. Give Adam Floro's song a listen here: Dear Valentine (4.30Mb)
Ever wonder what Guster would sound like through a Nintendo? Probably not, but now you'll know! Check out these two cover songs by Leadball Lakitu: Manifest Destiny (2.26Mb) and What You Wish For (2.36Mb). If only there was a Guster video game to go along with this wonderful music.
Guster's new album is only two months away! However, if you know where to look (hinthint), you can hear many of the new songs. Keeping that in mind, what's stopping you talented folks from submitting more songs?
Well, it's been almost a month, but we have a new artist & song for everyone: Grool presents...Jesus On The Radio (2.07Mb). Give 'er a listen-to, and if there aren't any songs in awhile, enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jason Chottiner and his sister Lindsay, here on out known as Lindsay & Jason , have covered a couple classic Guster songs, and here they are for download: Mona Lisa (4.15Mb) & Either Way (4.21Mb). Enjoy!
My sincere apologies to Colin Wilkinson who submitted his instrumental-only cover of Careful (4.37Mb) almost a month ago. School has truly gotten the best of me. Now that his song is finally up...give it a listen and sing karaoke!
Yay! One of my favorite songs has just been covered! Subtle Devotion has submitted Either Way (3.33Mb) for your listening pleasure.
Also, here's some great news! The Guster Tribute CD is well on its way to fruition! ckelsh has been kind enough to run the polls to determine which songs will make the CD. CLICK HERE to start "rating" now! And here's the GUIDE to how the polls will work. Good luck to all!
This is probably the most interesting cover received to date. You may have already heard it if you visit the Guster.com message boards. If not, this is a must-hear. It's a Medley (4.27Mb) of Guster songs in various styles, performed by Popular Genius, a band from Nashville.
It's been a little while since we last heard from Sara. In fact, the last time was when I came down here to Florida in August - which makes me think I should come down here more often! So yeah, Sara's back with Rainy Day (4.24Mb). Enjoy!
Hey, we're back once again! We have another new artist to the site, Jason Chottiner. He has for us TWO covers: Demons (3.36Mb) and X-Ray Eyes (2.86Mb). Let's hope we don't have to wait another month and a half to hear some new covers!
Whoa, it's been awhile, but at last we've got more Guster goodness for ya! New to the site, Jeff & Dave give us a live version of X-Ray Eyes (4.41Mb). Check it out, and Happy Thanksgiving! (for those of us in "the states")
Do you love Mona Lisa as much as I do? Of course you do! And you'll be happy to know that there's a new cover of it. Check out Nate Bolling's version: Mona Lisa (4.57Mb). Good stuff. Stuff that makes you feel good.
Matt Smith submitted a new song to the site a couple days ago. My apologies to him for not putting it up until now. His new cover is I Spy (3.51Mb).
FYI, if I receive any new submissions in the next couple of weeks, I probably won't be able to post them on the site until August 15th or later. I will be on vacation and more than likely unable to update the site. Sorry.
No updates in 6 weeks - I guess everyone took a break from the site (including me). But now, Matt Smith wants to get things back in gear with his cover of Careful (4.15Mb). Let's hope this is a sign of things to come.
Two great songs in two days! This one comes from a new artist to the site, Troop 224. They covered Window (3.49Mb), and did a mighty fine job of it. It's got a great full-band sound. They failed their finals so you could enjoy this, so please do!
Our first new song for the month of May comes from a new artist to the site. The song: Amsterdam (5.12Mb). The artist: The Bishop Elect, a two-member band. However, Amsterdam was performed without one of the two members, Andrew - so it's actually just the one other member, Matt.
8:05 PM Sara O'Reilly didn't think FANTASTIC was a strong enough word, so she made this month INSANE! I'm seriously going to run out of words if this keeps up. Download Sara's Two Points For Honesty (3.15Mb) and be sure to comment on all these newest songs on the forum.
1:53 PM Alrighty, I'm now going to say this has been a FANTASTIC month for happyfrappy. Song number 7 for the month comes from Clarke McMurray. Check out his rendition of Mona Lisa (5.98Mb) - he wasn't too happy about how it turned out. But trust me, he's just being hard on himself - very hard on himself.
If you downloaded Brian Stitt's Jesus On The Radio (2.80Mb) in the last couple days, you may need to download it again, because you probably didn't get the whole song. There were some server issues (all my fault) which prevented the whole song from being uploaded. But it's now working, so please give it another try!
Brian Stitt is back at it again, but this time with accompaniment from Erik. Together, they give us... Jesus On The Radio (2.80Mb). If you only listen to one song today, make it this one - it's THAT good.
Owen Loves His Mama (of course he does, that's why he tried to kill her...) is the newest band on the site with their cover of Ramona (3.61Mb). Be sure to check it out as soon as you can, not only because it's good, but because it will only be available for the next day or two. Read on below.
There are going to be some pretty big changes in the coming week. There hasn't really been as much support for this site as I had originally hoped, so it is my intention to turn happyfrappy.com into my personal blog. Before you get upset, please realize that I'm a very interesting guy, and you'll love all of the interesting posts I'll make. You won't be disappointed - that's a guarantee. If you don't think it's a good idea, post a message on the forum. Maybe I'll reconsider...maybe.
No new songs today. But for those of you interested in submitting to the site, the process is much easier (hopefully). You can now enter all of your information and submit your song directly through the site. Click here for more information.
I just realized that we have lots of artists from the Midwest (Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin) - David is from Wisconsin, dontchaknow? ;-) Go Big 10!! Sorry... Seriously though, check out David's cover. It's very good!
I encourage everyone to give feedback to the artists on the site - keep it clean and keep it polite. There is also an area to talk about non-Guster-related stuff. Oh, and if you have any suggestions, please post in that section of the forum, or e-mail me.
happyfrappy.com is here! If you're not sure what this site is all about, then check out the About section. Otherwise, let's get on to the good stuff!
For at least a little while I will be updating the site when people like you send me your Guster song covers. I hope I will soon have a system where you can upload the songs directly to the server, and it will update the site automatically. We'll see how that goes.
Currently, I have two artists on the site, and two songs available for download - both from the Goldfly album. You can find them on the menu, or directly below.