Everything I’ve had but couldn’t keep

Lou Reed (right) with Vaclav Havel, after the revolution.

“Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. …” [Read more...]

Tune That Name: W-Z

Fables

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week we wrap up the failed experiment of Songs with Names in the Title — including Walt, Wendell, William, Willie, Winona, Woody and Ziggy. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: T-V

Wasteland

It’s the Friday Music Game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Here’s all the songs-with-a-name-in-the-title I’ve got for T and V (I haven’t got any with names that begin with U), including Tangie, TC, Teddy, Terry, Tom, Veronica and Virginia. [Read more...]

Friday music and Left Behind combo post

OnlyVisitingThisPlanet

I guess the logic is that Larry Norman, Hal Lindsey, et. al. weren’t wrong when they said the world was about to end back in the 1970s. They were merely premature. And so now we must be even closer to The End and now there’s even less time to change your mind and now all those people who were wrong decades ago are more right than ever. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: Shaft to Suzie

VU

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Got any more songs with ‘S’ names in the title? I’ve got Shaft, Sharky, Sharon, Sheena, Sonny, Stacy, Stalin, Stella, Stephanie, Susan, Susie and Suzie. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: Sadie to Sean

WildInnocent

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Looks like we’ve gotten as far as the letter “S,” so here’s a bunch more songs with names in the title, including Sadie, Sally, Sam, Sandy, Sara and Sean. [Read more...]

It gets harder and harder, Lorraine, to believe in magic

ghosts

David McFarlane offers his heartbreaking, yet hopeful reflections on a heartbreaking, yet hopeful song by Patty Griffin. And I try to verify some unrecorded lyrics from Griffin’s unreleased album. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: R

WEW

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Say hello to Ray, Richard, Riley, Robin, Mrs. Robinson, Rocky, Romeo, Rosalita, Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosetta, Roy, Ruby, Rudie and Ryan as we continue our alphabetical tour through Songs With Names in the Title. [Read more...]


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