Category Archives: Music

Who is the “Bad Guy”, exactly?

or, “Does Billie Eilish realise how this song hits adult listeners?” I’ve been listening to a lot of Billie Eilish lately. I love her sound, her ability to set a mood, the essence of her music. But when I listen … Continue reading

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Songs About Money: A retrospective

Number 1 single, 1999: Always talkin’ about what he wants And just sits on his broke ass […] Wanna get with me with no money Oh no I don’t want no Number 1 single, 2000: Pay my own fun, oh … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: The Lion King from the Hyena’s point of view

First off let me start with a disclaimer: I love Lion King. I think it’s a well crafted, solid film. In fact, it’s because so much care and effort went into the creation of The Lion King that I even … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs Bonus day 27: Carol of the Birds

This was originally meant to be day 22, but I had some trouble so I made it a bonus. This one I’d never heard before; it was a request by an Aussie friend. Wikipedia doesn’t know anything about it either, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs Bonus day 26: Oogie Boogie’s Song

Because I promised a friend šŸ˜‰ Check back tomorrow for a second bonus as well. Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite films from childhood. I can’t really tell why; every time I watch it, I thrill. I love … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 25: Joy To The World

The light has returned; the Son is born, and joy can be felt once more. I remember Ā going to midnight mass at church once or twice. This was the song that would be played just after midnight, when it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 24: Oh Come Oh come Emmanuel

It’s Christmas eve; I’d like to take a moment to deal with a more somber,Ā solemnĀ carol. This “carol” is about waiting in the long dark night for the promise of a morning that seems so far away; it’s an advent song, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 23: What Would Santa Claus Say vs Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin’) was a Swing classic by Louis Prima; IĀ couldn’tĀ find an exact year, but he was big in the 1930’s. You probably know Louis Prima from his more popular film appearance: The … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 22: God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

This song, a last-minute substitution since I had trouble finding the song I had planned for today, was published in 1833 (so it would actually be known to my steampunk character! Fancy that). It’s done in the minor mode, according … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 21: Mary’s Boy Child

So um… I’ll be honest. I have no idea why I wanted to do this song. But it’s on my list! Mary’s Boy Child was written in 1953, so it’s fairly contemporary compared to, say, Adeste Fideles. It was first … Continue reading

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