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Lyricapsule: World Aids Day; December 1, 1988

The very first of now eight global public campaigns created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of enemies against humanity we tend to forget, World AIDS Day launched on this day in 1988 as fear […]

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‘Neural Karaoke’ Joins AI Robo-Rock Race

Another week, another artificial intelligence lyric machine nipping at we the creative humans of the world. Though this one’s not nearly as cool as Giorgio Cam by the team over at Google Creative Lab — mainly because […]

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Lyricapsule: Van Morrison Drops ‘Astral Weeks’; November 29, 1968

Morrison‘s true solo album, released on this day in 1968, as 1967’s “Brown Eyed Girl“-opening pop rocket Blowin’ Your Mind was released without his consent, packaged with art and track arrangements he didn’t clear, Astral […]

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Lyricapsule: National Maximum Speed Law Drops, Sammy Hagar Vindicated; November 28, 1995

In 1974 Big Brother decided to institute a National Maximum Speed Law across all highways and byways imposing a 55 mph speed limit, attempting to tarnish American’s need for speed because of some silly oil […]

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Green Day Explain Anti-Trump AMA Performance on the ‘Late Late Show’

ICYMI, Green Day wedged an opportunity into their performance of “Bang Bang” last week — an already glaringly political song, written from the perspective of a mass shooter — during the American Music Awards on Monday […]

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Lyricapsule: Queen Drop ‘A Night at the Opera’; November 21, 1975

Queen‘s fourth record, A Night at the Opera, was a go-for-broke rock moment, the most expensive album ever recorded at the time, a theatrical sojourn in the name of rock and unconventional pop. Silver-throated Freddie Mercury […]

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Lyric App Nerds: Meet ‘Giorgio Cam’, Turning Pictures into Song

The future is now, friends. Meet ‘Giorgio Cam‘. A handful of Google Creative Lab nerds, the driving financially-unmotivated influential force in the future of tech, in conjunction with Google’s “A.I. Experiments,” paired their love for house legend […]

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Lyricapsule: Echo & the Bunnymen’s First Gig; November 15, 1978

The most infamous drum machine named “Echo” and its right hand dudes the Bunnymen made their debut in their Liverpool stomping grounds on this day in 1978 at a dive called Eric’s Club. Pre-Pete de […]

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Lyricapsule: The U.S. Sends Some More Men to the Moon; November 14, 1969

A mere four months after the late Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew took their infamous step and leap for man and mankind on the moon, ‘Murrica shot another crew — Apollo 12 — […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XLV

Let us tell you about this week’s Best Lyric Vids. The Best Lyric Vids there are. Let us tell you. Other week’s lyric videos this year maybe not so great. This week? The best. Trump? Such […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.