News Roundup


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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica is like Halley’s Comet, he appears only once in a generation but always to the delight of those who witness it. His delivery is smooth and precise, confident with a steady dose of heresy. Never […]

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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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RIFF’d: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars‘ third studio album 24K Magic is a feeble attempt at interpreting ’80s pop. Normally he thrives in these situations with a touch that has made him something of a golden-boy. Unfortunately he doesn’t invest […]

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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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: The Crooklyn Dodgers

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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RIFF’d: A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service’

The truth is We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service should have happened years ago, when Phife was alive. And while hypotheticals do nothing other than rouse the spirit into ‘what if’ […]

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Journalist Explains How Trump Is More Misogynistic than the Most Misogynistic Lyrics

  When Donald Trump won the presidential election it sent shock waves through America; reactions running the gamut, everything from outraged and appalled to jaded. And while most of the nation is still recovering, there’s […]

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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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