List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 4

4. King Horse, by Elvis Costello. King Horse on Spotify. This is, without a doubt, the best juggling song ever. It's from Elvis' best album, Get Happy!, which I was listening to quite a bit in the winter of 1981-82, when I learned how to juggle. Besides being a great song, it has lots of … Continue reading List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 4

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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