There are two songs in particular that I think are superior candidates for exactly this type of twisting of expectations. One is considered among the most romantic standards of all time, as well as the very model of slow-dance doo-wop song. The Flamingos recorded the ultimate version of “I Only Have Eyes For You.” I don’t know if it’s the bass line, those shoo-bop-shoo-bop or the incessantly repetitive tinkling of the same piano keys, but something about this song gives it an unsettling, almost macabre edge to it. There is a feeling to this song of something dark and dangerous beneath its lyrics of undying love.
The sense of nationalism represented by Beethoven’s personal choice to deliver his next great composition as not just as a demonstration of his own creative evolution, but hope for it to be accepted as political propaganda reflect the complex nature of the concept of nationalism.
The 4th of July is about backyard barbecues and while firing up your Vogner Char-King Imperiale you’ll probably also want to fire up the stereo and remember what Independence Day really used to be about. Here are some 4th of July songs for your playlist. Word of warning, my fellow Americans, you won’t find any Lee Greenwood or Trace Adkins or even Bruce Springsteen on this list.
The politics of her husband were radical, indeed he is still quite the radical figure in Russian politics, and some elements of those politics informed her writing not just in her novels, but in many articles for French publications took equally satiric jibes at the patently phony underbelly of so much bohemian life. After their divorce, that laughing girl from the Cars album cover turned to punk music.
Rap is not about rebellion so much as it about social mobility. The rappers may want to kill cops, but they do not want to eat the rich. No, instead they want to become the rich and seek the insulation that protects the very people they claim to be fighting against.
“Look-Out Sister” wraps its actual status as a vital record of Jordan’s jazz brilliance within a bizarre outward appearance of being a “black western.” Forget that silliness and enjoy Jordan’s sublime versions of “Jack You Dead,” “Caldonia” and “Five Guys Named Moe.”
What kind of country music song could you come up with based on a story of a woman who brings her dead husband still in the casket along with her on a trip to a Caribbean resort with their son who is, alas, very much alive?
Before choosing any of these names for you band, it is suggested you do a…
Removal of the gonads to ensure high voices was discovered at some forgotten time in the early days of the AD period, and by around the second century after Christ it was already a boom business. It was the movement toward writing Christian choir pieces that really put a fire under the business of castration, however.
The pop music scene since the 1980’s has gotten increasingly and distressingly less creative, imaginative…