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Bob Dylan Gets Nobel Lyric Crown

Bob Dylan finally got the nod the Nobel Prize committee has been sleeping on for years, awarding the 75-year-old lyric mastermind behind some of the most important songs in American history with the Nobel Prize […]

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RIFF’d: Norah Jones’ ‘Day Breaks’

As far as genres go few have been as unfairly categorized as jazz; relegated to the past and unfairly represented by cheap copycats. But things have changed, the past two years alone have seen a cavalry […]

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Lyricapsule: The BBC Bans Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’; October 10, 1962

Though the official date roams, today circa 1962 is considered the day the BBC decided Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s brilliant Halloween gem “Monster Mash” would not receive play on UK airwaves, released just that previous August, […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Sa-Roc

Sa-Roc is an Atalanta-based lyricist who straddles the line between silky songstress and lyrical maven. Ethereal in her delivery, she takes elements of golden-era hip-hop and melds it with groovy pop and classic r&b; a throwback lyricist […]

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Canadian Rapper Gets Hot Over Global Warming

Due to climate change the planet is the hottest its been in 115,000 years; everything from shrinking ice sheets and ocean acidification to extreme weather has lead scientist to believe that the Earth is rapidly approaching its breaking […]

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Lyricapsule: Janis Joplin Dies; October 4, 1970

What a shame it is to remember that the legendary “Queen of Psychedelic Soul,” Janis Joplin, was a mere 27-years-young when the music Gods took her from us on this day in 1970. So the […]

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Green Day Slam Trump in Jersey w/ ‘Holiday’ Lyric Change

‘No racism. No racism. No racism in this fucking room,” Billie Joe Armstrong told a New Jersey crowd at a recent Green Day tour stop at the Starland Ballroom pushing October 7’s Revolution Radio. Part […]

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Lyricapsule: Aerosmith Bail Out 53 Pot-Busted Fans After Gig; October 3, 1978

Somewhere during the set of Aerosmith‘s Fort Wayne, Indiana stop along their Live Bootleg! Tour on this day in 1978, a gang of policemen raided the tuneage times to crack down on as many pot-smokers as […]

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Lyricapsule: Donovan Debuts ‘Catch the Wind’; September 30, 1965

Hailed Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan — despite originally being spawned from Scottish lands — a 19-years-young Donovan made his Stateside debut on this day in 1965 on the short-lived variety show, Shindig!, fresh-face troubadouring, yes, […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: The Procussions

The Procussions is an LA-based rap group who represent a very specific style of lyricism, conscious, but not didactic; niche, but mindful of the culture. They take loaded narratives and inject them with skillful wordplay, creating a […]

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