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The Sound of Music

The title song of the Musical The Sound of Music is greatly misunderstood now. This is due to the Hollywood film which ripped the song out of its natural context to start the movie off with some outdoor mountain porn … Continue reading

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Barstool Mountain

I love Country music for all sorts of reasons but mostly for the lyrics. Instead of melody (pop) rhythm (hip hop) or sheer noise level or speed (metal, punk) the lyrics are the driving force of Country music. Placed front … Continue reading

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The Lowlands of Holland

The folk revival that began in earnest in the US in the 1950s found its way into popular music. Sometime in the late 1960s British musicians realized that they had a huge reservoir of untapped (for pop music purposes) folk … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Song Lyrics – Year One

Unusually for a white guy of my generation I was never that much into Rock ‘n Roll and even less so Rock. I always tended toward more tuneful pop, soul and, later, country. I liked Steppenwolf for a time as … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Song Lyrics – Tension

A lot of people were upset, scandalized and outraged by the selection of Bob Dylan as the Nobel laureate for literature this year. I was also one of them. But for a different reason. I wasn’t really bothered that a … Continue reading

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