Honesty is a very expensive gift; don’t expect it from cheap people.
Right or wrong, it’s very pleasant to break something from time to time.
From ‘The Flip Is Another Honey’
The title of Mike Doughty’s ‘The Flip Is Another Honey’, taken from a 1957 Variety Review of a Jerry Lee Lewis single, means “the b-side is also fantastic.” Doughty covers tunes from surprising sources, like John Denver, Cheap Trick, and the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is a cover of the John Denver song, sung with Rosanne Cash; “Sunshine” finds Doughty rapping Doughty-esque-ly around samples of Denver’s voice. “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” is a straight-up version of the song from Guys and Dolls; “Reach Out” is an obscure Cheap Trick tune from the soundtrack of the early 80’s animated film Heavy Metal—which segues into a version of Josh Wink’s 90’s EDM classic, “Higher State of Consciousness”. Except for three songs that were performed live, in the studio, with a cello and piano, Doughty played, or programmed, every sound.