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...
"Shell Shock" Nick Cave and Nicholas Lens

Shell Shock: opera by Nick Cave, Nicholas Lens and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

  Shell Shock: Nicholas Lens, Nick Cave and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui “Some arsehole”. The first two words of the opera “Shell Shock” set the tone....
One Direction waxworks unveiled

Are One Direction’s lyrics creepy?

Does One Direction sound creepy to you? A fun piece on Britain’s Independent claims, “Spoken word One Direction lyrics are actually quite creepy”. They...
songwriter Bow Crewe

RIP: Bob Crewe

Another incredible “man-behind-the-songs” died recently. After years of ill-health, veteran songwriter and producer Bob Crewe died on September 11, 2014 at the age of...
Exodus

US man imprisoned for 8 days for posting lyrics to Facebook

8 days prison for posting lyrics In another weird case of over-reaction, a man in the US has been in prison for no less...
Ian Curtis illustration

Ian Curtis notebooks to be published by Faber

Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis remains one of the most enigmatic figures of rock. The band’s songs were a reflection of Manchester in the...
Bobby_Womack_universe

RIP: Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack slipped away from us on Friday June 27 2014. At the time of writing, the cause of the singer-songwriter’s death has not...