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>Lyrically Speaking: Trouble

> Little Feat is one of those bands that, in my opinion, doesn’t get enough credit. Sure, they may not have really broken new ground, but they were solid — both lyrically and in band musicianship. They sort of fit very comfortably between Allman-esque Southern rock, New Orleans boogie, funk, jazz and Grateful Dead-like jam […]

>Lyrically Speaking: It Makes No Difference

>   Earlier this morning when I was contemplating doing another Lyrically Speaking, “It Makes No Difference,” by the Band popped into my head because of the sheer pain in the lost love of the words. When a song makes you feel something deeply — pain, happiness, etc. — you’ve got greatness.  By sheer chance, today also […]

>Lyrically Speaking: Casimir Pulaski Day

>  In a few days, I’ll be publishing and posting my Favorites of 2010 issue of Modern Acoustic magazine, but until then I thought I’d offer up another in the series Lyrically Speaking, song lyrics that, to me, go beyond just words to a song.   Sufjan Stevens is an odd cat. In concert he wears butterfly […]

>Lyrically Speaking: Burgundy Shoes

>   To me, Patty Griffin is a vastly underappreciated singer and songwriter in popular music. Maybe the word popular is the problem. She is far outside the realm of the fans of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and even to a majority of those who love, say, Bruce Springsteen. But those who know her and have […]

>Lyrically speaking: Lantern

>  Last week, I posted lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s “Furry Sings the Blues,” basically because I really dig the song. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought that it might be cool to ocasionally posted lyrics to songs and say a few words about why they rock my world. To be truthful, […]

>Lyrically speaking: Furry Sings the Blues

> Furry Lewis (from the Falstaff beer site) This has always been one of my favorite songs by Joni Mitchell. The song written about bluesman Furry Lewis is amazing and the lyrics just brings him and Beale Street in Memphis alive. Furry Sings the Blues from the album Hejira Old Beale Street is coming downSweeties’ […]