Posts Tagged ‘music’
My love for the Beatles is quite substantial, as most people who know me can tell. Here’s an article about how they influenced many other artists, and there are plenty more examples.
But they too were influenced by other musicians. I was reading Steve Turner’s “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Write,” subtitled “the stories behind every song.” Fairly often, the members of the group are quoted as having been inspired by a piece for their own creations. So I thought I’d put some of their songs, from the Please Please Me album, and related singles, up against the source material, with links to all.
Paul explained…the bass riff was stolen Read the rest of this entry »
Basia Trzetrzelewska, pronounced just as it looks (says the kid who grew up in a Slavic neighborhood) “is a Polish singer-songwriter and record producer better known by her stage name Basia.”
I have one of her albums, 1989’s London Warsaw New York, though I don’t know how, and it is quite pleasant. But nothing on it captured me the way the 1987 single Time and Tide did. Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe it was the inner prude in me, but when Dolly Parton first hit the national scene, I was somewhat bothered by the fact that she was better known for her ample bosoms than her enormous talent. Still she seemed to be in on the joke, becoming so successful that she has a theme park – Dollywood – in her name.
David Brooks of the NY Times: The Brutalism of Ted Cruz.
Amy Biancolli: Not alone at being alone.