Scott Walker

RIP: Scott Walker

From Walker Brothers star to creative powerhouse The American singer Scott Walker has died at the age of 76 according to 4AD, the British...

Ukraine’s “Siren Song” is not going to Tel Aviv

Is politics or cash behind Ukraine’s Eurovision decision? Pop phenomenon Maruv will not represent Ukraine at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv....

Ravel’s Bolero back from the dead?

Although no lyrics are involved, I can’t resist talking about this classic case of copyright shenanigans 😉 Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” is one of classical...
Charles Aznavour

RIP: Charles Aznavour

The death of Charles Aznavour in late September 2018 is not a tragedy because of his age; it is a tragedy because he was...

Spotify: How do you make it work

If you're like me, you've been hearing everything and the opposite about Spotify. In particular, the very low per-stream payments but also very bullish...

Kanye West vs Gene Vincent

  Lyrical mash-up of “Lift Yourself” and “Be-Bop-A-Lula” People have been asking what is happening to Kanye West. Seriously. Are the lyrics for “Lift...
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Will Irish Eurovision entry survive Russian anti-gay laws?

Could video of “Together” lead to a broadcast ban in Russia? Despite a very brief flurry of excitement that Johnny “Rotten” Lydon could have...
Irish band The Academic

The Academic create the ultimate loop on Facebook

Irish Band uses live delay to create layered version of song There are Facebook Live transmissions, then there is this. Young Irish band The...
John Lennon graffiti Prague

Brexit: the John Lennon connection

Iconic song “Imagine” gets quoted twice in the same day I was amused to see the exchange between the EU president Donald Tusk and...
Dana Winner Between Now and Tomorrow

Dana Winner lyrics to “If You Want to Know Me”

I’ve been going over lyrics I’ve done over the past years and noticed the lyrics to Dana Winner’s “If You Want to Know Me”...

RIP: Bob Crewe

Another incredible “man-behind-the-songs” died recently. After years of ill-health, veteran songwriter...
album cover "Music to Watch Birds By"