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robin-d-gill's picture
May.19.2010
Overall,  “The Pill” written by T.D. Bayless et al and sung by Loretta Lynn, not just because the appearance of at least three chicken (hen and rooster)–related metaphors but because it was a blow to the solar-plexus at idea-dead radio music and shows the Blues Brothers’ sort of image of male-...
rand-bishop's picture
May.19.2010
They’ve changed so many times through the years. In my lifetime, the number of tunes I’ve called “my favorite song” could comprise an encyclopedia volume—with only the briefest of chapters dedicated to each individual piece. I’ve been collecting favorite songs since “Bibbity Bobbity Boo” commanded...
laura-steiner's picture
May.19.2010
I don't have a favourite song.  I have artists, and songs I love in pop music, but it changes often on a daily basis or even hourly  depending on the mood I'm in.  When I fall in love with a song, it has something that grabs me.  Maybe a lyric brings a piece of imagery into my head or it's a...
louise-davidson's picture
May.19.2010
I don't have a favorite pop song, however, I was very moved by kd langs song Constant Craving. This song became popular at a time in my life when I was in the early stages of an intense journey of recovery. I felt deeply connected to the words and emotional expression of the song. Constant Craving...
diane-karagienakos's picture
May.19.2010
 Michael Jackson died 11 months ago, and I suspect I'm the only person in the universe, IN THE UNIVERSE, who had no emotional reaction whatsoever. No urge to turn on the TV or radio, no urge to tweet about it Google it or comment or reflect or say something snarky or anything else.  Really,  I...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.19.2010
I just finished Tammy Wynette Tragic Country Queen by Jimmy McDonough. He does an amazing job telling the sad story of Tammy Wynette, who dealt with four divorces, health problems, electric shock therapy, her last marriage's borderline abusive, and slowly finding herself phased out of the country...
linda-spear's picture
May.19.2010
 Ever since Kris Kristoffersen wrote "Me and Bobby MeGee" and Janis Joplin sang it almost 40 years ago,with all the passion one woman can put into verse, I've held the song so close that it has reverberated in my mind on a daily basis. That' because I thought I had a complete handle on...
huntington-sharp's picture
May.19.2010
This week's blog topic—"My favorite popular song"—was inspired by the 40th anniversary of the breakup of the Beatles. I learned today that it's also the 30th anniversary of the suicide of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the late-'70s punk band Joy Division. After Curtis died, the remaining members...
stephen-shugart's picture
May.19.2010
It was not as popular as some songs, but I recently re-discovered Chuck Mangione's "Land of Make Believe," which I listened to in college.  I believe, or imagine, that I stumbled upon it in college, driving back and forth between Wooster, Ohio and Denver, questioning life and love between...
kevin-arnold's picture
May.19.2010
Why We Love the Song “Louise” RedRoom has asked us to blog about our favorite song, and I can’t help but write about the disciplined poetry of Paul Siebel’s ballad, “Louise,” the song every blues singer likes to cover.  Although the song is traditionally written up as two ten-line stanzas, both...