Before there was Twitter providing consolidated, concentrated comments, we tried our hand at some haiku—17 syllables, 5/7/5—to make some observations on what was going on. It didn’t go anywhere. So given that everything that’s old is still old but can be tried again, here are three, based on Todd’s interview in Variety, the recurring death … Continue reading It’s Got a Good Beat (17 of them)
The Associated Press’ Nekesa Mumbi Moody is reporting that artists are taking credit for other’s songs: This being the music industry, money is, of course, a factor, since the writers of hit songs can earn more than the singer over the long term. But today’s singers also press for writing credit because it gives them … Continue reading I Write the Songs That Make the Whole World Sing
Liz Phair named in new payola lawsuit along with Avril Lavigne and Jessica Simpson. So that’s how you explain hearing “Why Can’t I” and “Extraordinary” on the radio. Busted!
The Glorious Noise compound was alive with laughter after the 45th Annual Grammy Awards concluded last Sunday night. Sure, this year’s show featured numerous artists who made the big decision to actually sing, which is a real milestone, since it happens so rarely anymore. And performances from Eminem, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, and … Continue reading Don’t Know Why – The 2003 Grammys
There Affectation with a sickly Mien Shows in her Cheek the Roses of Eighteen, Practis’d to Lisp, and hang the Head aside, Faints into Airs, and languishes with Pride— From “The Rape of the Lock” by Alexander Pope According to an article in a recent issue of The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical … Continue reading She Stoops to Conquer