WHY ARE THE SONGS OF OUR TIME SO SANG-FROID?

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: House of Love

It’s been 16 years since Amy Grant and Vince Gill sang a fine duet that climbed to #36 on the Billboard Top 100. In 1994, “House of Love” proved that a moving, double-beat, up-tempo, heart-to-heart, honey of a tune could capture and hold the pulse of a nation. With a light, but quick and firmly-set... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

John Lennon's Imagine

Imagine is John Lennon’s view of a peaceful eternity. It is his appeal to the human heart: Dare to dream of an eternity free from the traditional perspectives which have, like chains, bound us in the prisons of our own making for too many long years. His cry in the phrase “all the people living for... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Love Crimes

Scissor Sisters “Like a detective without a case I magnify what you say and test the implications.” This line from the Scissor Sisters song Better Luck Next Time Baby compels the listener to consider the relationship that is being discussed. The song goes on to suggest that they might have better... Sign in to see full entry.

Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”–Thirty Years After

Heaven and Hell form the dichotomy integral to the thematic foci of this Pink Floyd Song. The question of whether you can differentiate between the two is raised, and enhanced by the imagery: “blue skies” is contrasted with “pain;” “a green field” is contrasted with “a cold steel rail;” and “a... Sign in to see full entry.

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