Celebrity songs: Rick James to Jim Morrison

KasparovBlue

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. More celebrity songs this week, including songs named for famous chess masters, astronomers, prophets, funksters, actors, writers and psychotherapists. [Read more...]

Celebrity songs: Charles Darwin to Lightnin’ Hopkins

Farmer

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Continuing our alphabetical journey through songs named for famous people, this week includes songs about actresses, musicians, scientists and politicians. [Read more...]

Celebrity songs: Jean Arp to Christopher Columbus

Blake

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Let’s try a new twist, songs with famous people in their titles. … [Read more...]

Love is not a victory march — unless you’re Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky is a far better poet than Leonard Cohen ... said Marvin Olasky.

Here is something that no one, anywhere, has ever said: “Hey, wouldn’t it be great if the lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ were re-written by a right-wing Calvinist as a didactic lecture on divine wrath?”
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‘New’ songs for a new year

Kick

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week we’re starting a new year, so let’s go with “new” songs. [Read more...]

Christmas carols

Mindy

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week, 10 Christmas carols, because now that the mall has stopped playing them, the church can finally start singing them. [Read more...]

Songs for a long dark night

OtR

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Today a selection of Christmas-ish songs geared toward the darkest night of the year. (Blessed solstice, everyone.) [Read more...]

Amen, brother: The man who planted beats

McCurdy

Sometimes transformation comes from little things — from brief, unplanned moments that at the time seem inconsequential. But no thing of beauty is ever inconsequential — even if it’s only six seconds from a B-side. [Read more...]


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