the Wakefield Doctrine

the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers

The song is the same, but if the music is different doesn’t that say something about (your) reality? the Wakefield Doctrine: Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday Seven!

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the oddly lovely-and-somehow-disturbing music of clarks, the make-you-get-up-and-(fill in the blank) of scotts and the measured-and-perfectly-produced tunes of rogers)

It’s Tuesdays Day! ( for those not old enough, the photo reference: ‘and a one, and a two’) So throw your books and/or car pool schedule over your should and head on over to My Skewed View and Finding Ninee  and rock the house.

Jen and Kristi are here to say, ‘Hey! it’s Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday the 7th, yo’

The Wakefield Doctrine is nothing if it is not:

  • creative
  • exciting
  • comfortable

(Sorry for the ‘easy bullet points. But the thing of it is, this is about the music not the personality types of the Wakefield Doctrine or how the Doctrine can tell you which of the songs are by clarks or scotts or rogers…or that anything about how it is about how the person seems to relate themselves to the world around them (which) allows you to infer which of the three personality types is their predominant worldview, which can mean only one thing: you now know more about them than they know about themselves… ya know?  it’s just music we’re talking about….   )

(….lol  yeah, I know  I had me going for a second there too!)

In any event, thanks to our two song mistresses, Jen and Kristi  ( hey don’t tell them I said this, but ‘song mistresses’…. doesn’t that conjure just a touch of leather?… maybe with a set of spiked earphones??. and one of them… standing on a Marshall cabinet…. laughing…)

In any event. Here are my offerings: sorry for the lengthiosity of the Post  but I wanted to make it easy to hear both songs. I would suggest the original first, but if you know the song, go for the cover.

Chim chim Cheree



Careless Whisper (Seether/George Michael)



Rocket Man (Elton John/Jason Mraz)



So Happy Together (Turtles/Flobots)



A little Help from Friends (Beatles/Joe Cocker)




Written by clarkscottroger

May 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

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  1. Loving the new look here and you really picked some great cover songs Clark. I love The Beatles and can never go wrong with anyone covering their songs. Loved Joe Cocker’s cover of that song, too!! 🙂

    Janine Huldie

    May 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • thank you Janine!

      this is my Fortress of Solitude… (not!) this is actually the first blog where I started the Doctrine blog

      still at the Wakefield Doctrine blog…


      May 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

  2. OK seriously? That version of Chim Chim Cheree, is SPECTACULAR! And Seether doing Careless Whisper? I had never heard that before and decided to research it, what started out as a joke turned out to be a hit! Great list! Better every week!


    May 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    • Thank you Jen

      Hey! I think I did the sign up thing wrong…I think I put the (regular) Doctrine blog address in, instead of the clarkscottroger.wordpress url damn! next week will either do it correctly or write the Post from the Doctrine.
      Thanks again for the invite.


      May 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      • I fixed it right away 🙂 no worries!


        May 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      • @Jen

        thanks babe


        May 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

  3. The Joe Cocker is legendary but I’d never heard the Flobots one. I dug it the most. Good list.


    May 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    • @Lance
      yeah… I can’t remember how I stumbled across the Flobots, I am old enough to have heard the original when it first came out, which almost guarantees that I would not encounter the song in later versions… but then I must be wrong, cause I sorta did.


      May 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

  4. How eerie that Mary Poppins song became. THAT was an awesome cover find.


    May 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    • @Jean

      like a lot of the songs I really like (that I had no idea were out there) I can’t recall where I came across it…but not surprisingly it was ‘whoa! what is that!!?) on ‘first listen’


      May 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

  5. Wow…Seether covering Careless Whisper. I’m blown away!


    May 15, 2013 at 1:42 am

    • @Terrye

      …same here, not a huge fan of George, but the song (as covered by Seether) excellent! (like garlic and/or onions… there’s no such thing as too much loud guitar! lol)


      May 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

  6. So happy together by The Turtles is too cool 🙂 Nice list!

    Johnny Knox

    May 15, 2013 at 4:59 am

    • @Johnny

      Thanks. I love to hear such divergent styles put together in a way that makes a better product… (and I am totally jealous of the level of creative mind that does that! lol)


      May 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

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