The Universe and Me

Monday, January 14, 2008

Drink up, dreamers

In the foreword to Poppy Z. Brite's Antediluvian Tales (her latest book of short stories concerning New Orleans), she mentions the website: Songfacts which will allow you to search by title or artist or browse their catalogue if you like to learn more about why and how a particular song was written and what sort of a life it may have taken on post-production.

The site also inclues random songfacts, trivia quizzes, staff picks, message boards, song fallacies, the top 10 searches for any given day, artist interviews and much more. While some of the more obscure bands and artists I listen to are not (yet) included, in just browsing through the A's, here are some of my favourite songs:
The Smiths' How soon is now?
Simon & Garfunkel's America
George Harrison's Apple scruffs
Jethro Tull's Aqualung


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