Gavin Paul

Speedy Ortiz – ‘Real Hair EP’

Flexing less aggression than their 2013 fuzz-scrap poet break, Major Arcana, that saw indie laureate Sadie Dupuis’ moment in the wily Pavement nostalgia sun boasting “I’m getting my dick sucked on the regular” in between […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume VI

We’ve got Laura Jane Grace writing transgender booby strifes, Timeflies bobbing and weaving through a virtual heartache English California skateboard obstacle course, Katy Perry in a virtual speaker getting her “Aphrodite” on and more, with […]

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Lyricapsule: Bob Marley Gets Born; February 6, 1945

That Bob Marley was taken from us so young will forever sting. But so goes the opportunity to commemorate the indellible reggae spirit on this the day of his birth in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, […]

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Lil Wayne, Big English: Teacher Suspended Over Lyric Assignment

Picked by a South Florida 8th grade English teacher as a means of deconstructing “examples of figurative language,” WPTV reports that Weezy‘s Carter IV jam, “6 Foot 7 Foot,” got said teacher suspended for three days […]

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Lyricapsule: Eugene McDaniels Drops ‘Point of No Return’; February 4, 1962

Before he pissed off Spiro Agnew with his political skewerings – ah the glory days, when Big Brother could destroy a musician’s career – on suit-ruffling freak-out Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse in 1971, R&B talent […]

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The Autumn Defense – ‘Fifth’

As it’s impossible to discuss The Autumn Defense without Pat Sansone and John Stirratt’s roles in Wilco, so goes another camera tilt in between that Tweedy-helmed ship and this, the bassist and multi-instrumentalist’s fifth record. […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume V

Lipstick, double exposures, a token handwritten font and more from another weekly crew of some music hearts wishing to put all those of hours of pen to paper to music sheet, into the glory of […]

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Lyricapsule: President Truman Announces H-Bomb Production; January 31, 1950

Truman’s diary entry after the testing of the atomic bomb: We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, […]

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Lyricapsule: Brenda Spencer Doesn’t Like Mondays; January 29, 1979

San Diego teen Brenda Spencer took a .22 caliber rifle she was given for Christmas from her father, despite asking “for a radio,” and took the lives of two adults and wounded eight children on […]

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Bottle Up and Get on the Dance Floor: Elliott Smith’s EDM Phase

Though it’s no secret Elliott Smith could be a goofy dude when he wanted to – i.e. his quest for the perfect pratfall – no fake clown tumble could have prepared the world for these unearthed […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. 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.