Continuing with this month’s theme of pop and philosophy, I have The Cure’s “Mint Car” for you today. The Cure do plenty of happy numbers, but this one’s, like, the definition of what it is to be happy. Continue reading “Of Vanilla Smiles and Strawberry Kisses”
This is like my generation’s “Hello, Goodbye” (you know, that song by The Beatles about the dialectics of relationships). Continue reading “Of Hot and Cold”
She & Him is a band I enjoy a lot. I came across this video again the other day, and I think it’s a really lovely depiction of longing. Continue reading “Of Dancing By Yourself”
‘Mitwa’ is an interesting word, meaning both lover and friend. This track is taken from the 2006 film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (trans. Never Say Goodbye). Continue reading “Of Love and Friendship”
I misinterpreted what was first told to me about Bob Dylan yesterday. I was listening to music via headphones (a rare occurrence. Not the music, but the device), and I had to read the lips of the person who conveyed the news to me. I read “Bob Dylan died,” and immediately plucked the headphones in agony, to correctly hear, “Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize.” The last words of those two sentences do rhyme.
I was elated. The recognition made complete sense to me, Continue reading “Nobel: More A Win For Songwriting, Than Dylan”
At least, Duran Duran write their own music and play instruments. How do I defend a band like the Backstreet Boys, supergroup from the late 90s, who have sold over 130 million albums worldwide, were important enough to have Millennium as their album title in year 2000, and are fresh in recent memory to be still looked at with distaste by certain music lovers and critics? We’re talking about things greater than image or Continue reading “Of Boybands”
Happy Birthday to my dear, darling, Goddess Kate. Here’s a couple of lines I wrote in celebration. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Kate Bush!”
Wishing everyone a happy World Music Day. Today, I bring you one of my favourites from my bathroom singing repertoire, which is always an honest judge of good music – i.e., the kind that moves your soul. Continue reading “Love & Affection”
Unknowingly, I have performed the ultimate blind test. I feel it may even answer this endlessly debatable question – how much does image influence music?
When I was a teenager, I had borrowed a CD of 90‘s rock hits Continue reading “Of Music and Image”
It’s mid-April already, and I am yet to share a guest poem with you. It’s not like I haven’t been looking for specific poems by well-known, and not as well-known, poets to share. In fact, there are too many that I feel excited to talk about. Today, the Kate Bush fanatic in me just decided to share with you – a piece that may not be familiar to you. Continue reading “Guest Poet: Kate Bush “Can I Have It All?””