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14. Lesser known clones of Dylan

Posted on 18/01/2017

The shy Nobel Laureate Dylan said that you have to write 100 bad songs to write one good one. Thats why he prefers painting and sculpture. But thats not a very good general rule as most people are... read more >

13. Mondegreens and airyplanes

Posted on 18/01/2017

I dont know if you have heard of the 'Mondegreen'. It fills a hole in the dictionary which was only noticed in 1954 when a lady wrote an article in a magazine like Vanity Fair. As a child she said,... read more >

12. The worst song?

Posted on 18/01/2017

http://the worst song I realised only when posting my previous blog that I had committed a blogging sin by missing yesterday altogether.  I had a cold, but luckily have now revived enough to do two... read more >

11. Fats’ doubles entendres

Posted on 18/01/2017

Fats Waller was a brilliant lyricist songwriter and pianist. Its worth emphasising this, because most people nowadays are unlikely to have listened to his stuff. His most famous song is 'I'm going to... read more >

10. Unbeatable lines (2)

Posted on 18/01/2017

Thinking of unbeatable lines (as in my previous post) there's another pretty hot one in Lucinda Williams' 'One night stand'. Talking about the man whose bed she is about to leave, after anight of... read more >

5. Meaningful titles

Posted on 18/01/2017

At the other extreme from meaningless titles (or ones that appear meaningless anyway) there are song titles that are highly meaningful. Diamonds are a girl's best friend (written by Jule Styne and... read more >

3. Anonymous titles

Posted on 18/01/2017

What is the most anonymous song title you can think of? I can do blah-blah-blah; chk chk chk, tut tut and some others of that ilk. Blah etc is quite an amusing reggae song. Its all about the hero who... read more >