Caleb J. Murphy


Owl City’s Adam Young Finally Breaks Down the ‘Fireflies’ Math

Adam Young in the official video for ‘Fireflies’ (left), a fan’s twitter question (right); YouTube/Twitter You may have forgotten about Owl City. You know, the band that did “Fireflies,” that electro-pop ear-worm from 2009 that may/may not […]

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Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ Gets a Lyric-for-Lyric Historical YouTube Mashup

Nixon debates Kennedy in 1960, in one of over 100 events laced in a new fan-made video for Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’; Photo: YouTube A consistent ad hoc teaching aid in jr. high history […]

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Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Opens In Seattle With Lyrics Etched Into Sidewalk

A visitor shot of an excerpt from lyrics on the sidewalk of the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle; Photo: Instagram user @prescilla_NYC Back in 2006, the Jimi Hendrix Park was christened and claimed. And, after […]

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Lil Yachty and Other Rappers Getting Lyrics Slapped on Sprite Cans

Lil Yachty, Vince Staples, DRAM, Vic Mensa, Kamaiyah and Kap G pose with they lyric Sprite cans; Photo: Fast Horse/Coca-Cola Company A slew of rappers will be covering Sprite cans with their lyrics for the company’s summer […]

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Despite Vocal Cord Disorder, Shania Twain Returns with ‘Life’s About to Get Good’

The cover art for Shania Twain’s new single, ‘Life’s About to Get Good’; Photo: Mercury Nashville  Shania Twain has not released an album since her 2002 album Up!, but she’ll be releasing a new album, Now, September 29, reports […]

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Yoko Ono Will Get a Songwriting Credit on John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

John and Yoko play ‘Imagine’ on the official video for the 1971 song; Photo: YouTube   For years, people have blamed Yoko Ono for breaking up The Beatles, citing her and husband John Lennon‘s relationship […]

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Did Bob Dylan Plagiarize His Nobel Lecture, or is He Just Sticking it to the Man?

Bob Dylan flipping lyric cue cards in the iconic video for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’; Photo: Bob Dylan/Vevo/YouTube The Nobel Prize-winning singer-songwriter Bob Dylan may have lifted passages from the SparkNotes for Moby-Dick for his Nobel lecture, reports […]

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Nas and Jack White Re-Imagine ‘One Mic’ in Rare Acoustic Performance

Nas and a band studded with Jack White on the keys perform ‘One Mic’ for BBC Music; Photo: BBC Music/YouTube The original recording of Nas‘ “One Mic” from his 2001 album Stillmatic samples Phil Collins‘ […]

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Thom Yorke Tried to Rewrite ‘Paranoid Android’ 30 to 40 Times

The lead character sits atop a lamppost in the official promo video for Radiohead’s ‘Paranoid Android’; Photo: Radiohead/YouTube Thom Yorke, ever the perfectionist he is, recently revealed he wrote “30 to 40” versions of landmark OK […]

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A Chinese Company is Selling Bob Dylan Lyrics Packaged in Potato Chip Bags

Four of the eight potato chip bags a Chinese company is pairing with a Dylan lyrics; Photo: mp.weixin.qq.com Somehow, the Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan is now the potato chip bag Bob Dylan. A Chinese company […]

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About Caleb J. Murphy

Caleb J. Murphy is a musician who writes about music. His writing appears in Consequence Of Sound, Pittsburgh City Paper, and some other cool places. He blogs about music at calebjmurphy.com.