josh writes of Yo La Tengo’s cover of “Little Honda”: “The beauty of the song is that it takes a pretty rinky-dink Beach Boys song (sorry, Fred) about a guy and his motor scooter, and turns it into a shoegazeresque drone.” Other than being a novel way to approach it, why is this the ‘beauty’ of the song? I can see an at least equal need for songs about guys and cars as for drones.