Musical criticism and commentary

The people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs and their sad, tragic lives.

The people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs might seem like a smorgasbord for psychological studies. If one looks throughout the Belle and Sebastian catalog, you’ll find the people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs feel a lot of sadness and experience a great deal of tragedy. Still – the people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs give …

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Contrary to Popular Belief, The Devil Does NOT Have All the Good Music.

In the late 60s, the Christian music sounded pretty abysmal. Most recordings consisted of nothing but hymns. Christian rock? Why – that was an oxymoron! All the good music was secular! Even Elvis Presley’s two religious albums were not rock and roll – they were hymns and gospel standards. If the King of Rock and …

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Mack the Knife – The Many Lives of a Murder Ballad.

If you know the song, “Mack the Knife,” you probably know the Bobby Darin version more than any other version. You might even think that’s the only version, or that maybe Darin’s is the original version. If you believe this, you’re dead wrong. “Mack the Knife” is a standard that has been done by everyone …

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