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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Abstract Rude

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume VI

A Parisian electropop upstart unzips her blouse, B.o.B. reveals his remedial grammar skills, Thao of the Get Down Stay Down crew reminds the world of our mortality and more, in the sixth week of the […]

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Kacey Musgraves Puts Retailer Using Her Lyrics on Blast

In the latest installment of a tale as old as forever, Kacey Musgraves has found her lyrics being repurposed for someone else’s profit, without Musgraves seeing a dime. Being sold at a “major American retailer” (she […]

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Handwritten Thom Yorke Lyrics Head to Auction

Originally reported by NME, Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke will be auctioning off handwritten lyrics to “Airbag,” the opener to the 1997 classic Ok Computer. Nostalgia alone isn’t the only thing that makes this a juicy purchase. The lyrics were […]

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Five Woefully Predictable Lyrics to Look forward to at the Super Bowl

Every year millions of wide-eyed folks flock to the squawk box to watch the mania that is the Superbowl. It’s astonishing how big a spectacle it’s become, replacing baseball as America’s pastime. Even the commercials have […]

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Metal Now Has its Own Charismatic Sign Language Interpreter

The latest in viral videos of sign language interpreters going ham happens to come from a live capture of 3Teeth’s track “Nihil.” 3Teeth are Tool’s opening act for their present tour, known for their industrial rock […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Styles of Beyond

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Op-Ed: ‘White Privilege II’ is a Step Forward for Macklemore

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that pre-The Heist, Macklemore’s social commentary didn’t come marinated in self-serving fluff, egregiously pandering to white liberal audiences who only go meme-deep into hip hop, but still enjoy armchair slacktivism […]

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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 Eugene McDaniels […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘The Day the Music Died’; February 3, 1959

Per a last-minute decision to extend their “Winter Dance Party Tour” on this day in 1959, three pillars of rock and roll’s most formatively cool years, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper boarded […]

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