Essays Archive

27 Aug 2017

A Song That Describes Me – ‘Superkid,’ Candy Butchers

We’re at the last song in this series, which was supposed to take 30 days but took more like two years. I saved the hardest for last. A song that describes me? Really? My first thought was
8 Aug 2017

A Guilty Song: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid

To be fair, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” isn’t really a Christmas song, even though it’s played ad nauseum on pop stations during the holiday season. When I hear it, I don’t think of Christmas. I think
19 Jul 2017

‘Love . . . Thy Will Be Done’ – Prince

Some of you may have heard Martika’s song “Love . . . Thy Will Be Done.” Many of you probably don’t know that Prince wrote it and gave it to Martika to record. The song reached #10