Archive for the ‘song writing’ Category

Don’t Blow No Bubbles

July 17, 2010

So, I heard about this event of a woman being arrested for blowing bubbles at the G20 in Toronto. And I’m thinking to myself, “Wow, there must be a song in here” and it struck me – Bad Brains already has it covered. Don’t blow no bubbles Don’t blow no troubles There’s got to be […]

Truisms in songs

July 6, 2010

I was reading an article about Jenny Holzer and her truisms. Her truisms are presented artistically, projected over buildings as an example. It struck me how songs are often built around a truism or a truism steps out of the song for a listener creating that special connection to it.  Here are two cool truisms from […]

Corduroy Does Best Motorhead Cover Ever

July 3, 2009

I’ve been thinking of doing some cover songs for a while and I just happened to come across a classic! Listen to this fine acid jazz rendition of Motorhead by Corduroy! I’m liking the Grooveshark 🙂 Now I just have to decide if I can accept cover songs into my 50 song challenge…

Jingle This is Cool!

June 22, 2009

As follow-up to my Jingle This post, I would like to stand up in my basement and say Jingle This is Cool! They caught my attention by referring to guys in the basement making music but since they don’t have basements in California I can’t slag them too much. One actually has to pity them […]

Rhyming Dictionary

April 8, 2009

A rhyming dictionary comes in pretty handy when writing songs and lyrics. I didn’t used to think so. I used to think a rhyming dictionary was cheating. Anyone good with words should have the vocabulary to support them. I would always use a dictionary and a synonym dictionary but never liked the rhyming dictionary. I […]