Prince Buster RIP

RIP: Prince Buster

Prince Buster - Madness par LianeCarlton Prince buster: Madness, genius and business For many people about my age, Prince Buster was little more than...
Mercury 2

Queen asks Trump to stop using their music – again

“We are the Champions” is not an endorsement of Trump Queen have again expressed their frustration that Donald Trump is using their 1977 single...
Knuts as David Bowie

The ultimate David Bowie tribute

david Bowie mash-up set to the silver screen Soulwax strike again. The Belgian DJ duo Soulwax, that also work as the DJ duo 2ManyDJs,...
To be Sung, Gertrude Stein

“To be Sung”: opera vs meaning

New version by Sjaron Minailo throws meaning out the window I was curious, very curious. The idea of creating an opera that willingly rejects...
The Jazz Lick

Dance music all sounds the same

Sorry, I couldn’t resist it! To all serious music fans that think all dance/metal/country/whatever music sounds the same, I introduce you to The Lick...
Beer Mania lyrics

Where do songwriters write lyrics?

you could have written Tolstoy's "War and Peace" in that time (or all the episodes of "Breaking Bad", which is nearly the same thing)...
Don Giovanni at the Monnaie

Don Giovanni at the Monnaie

Don Giovanni: Sex, Lies and Webcams In the second of an occasional series, a pop lyricist sits in at the opera to see what...
Top 100 music-related blogs

Number 90 and climbing

Little self-congratulatory mode here. a-Lyric was just voted amongst the top 100 music-related blogs. It nips in at n° 90. So there’s some room...
Band Aid - Do They Know it's Christmas

“Do They Know it’s Christmas” gets new lyrics

“Do They Know it’s Christmas” gets new lyrics This Monday November 17, Band Aid 30 will release the charity single “Do They Know it’s...
Singer/actress Lio in the 80s

Singing with Lio at the Ancienne Belgique

Lio’s first appearance with a live band The AB/Ancienne Belgique venue has just celebrated its 35th anniversary, and released a book written by journalist...