List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 1

This week, it's been all about Story Songs, those songs that adopt their own meanings, sometimes far from what the original artists meant. Previous editions are here and here and here and here. And finally, we come to: 1. Stay Free, by The Clash. Way back then, in the early early 1980s, we wrote letters. … Continue reading List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 1

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Covers

As a music lover (aren't we all?), I'm sometimes surprised when I find out that a song I've listened to dozens or hundreds of times turns out to be a cover of someone else's song. Surprised and embarrassed, because as a fan, I always feel I should have known better. My most spectacular faceplant in … Continue reading Covers