The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

The six types of insane song lyrics

If you love music, and music videos, you start seeing patterns. Here’s what I’ve learned from dissecting lyrics and making fun of music videos: it’s easy to put them into … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

DOWN ON MY LUCK by Vic Mensa is different and special

Typically, I usually dive into the lyrics of a song, dissecting the true meaning of ELECTRIC AVENUE or parsing every line of Vanilla Ice’s unappreciated classic, ICE, ICE BABY, which … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The poetry of TEAM by Lorde

We live in an age when “Boom! Crash!” passes as a good foundation for the lyrics of a hit song. So this young upstart from NZ, Lorde, is quite refreshing in … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Deconstructing the classic ROUND HERE by Counting Crows

Not because of the lead singer’s epic dreadlocks and facial hair, which I’d argue are less of an Epic Win and more of an Achy Breaky Big Mistakey. There is … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 7 Comments


One of the best things about late night on the Glowing Tube is this man named Jimmy Fallon, who recently took over the Tonight Show from Captain Lantern Jaw (hey, … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

SAY SOMETHING by A Great Big World and Christina the Aguilera

Listen: I loved this song on the radio and played the video five straight times. However, it’s my job, my sacred duty and my Bobby Brown prerogative to (a) look … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Sting nails it with WHY SHOULD I CRY FOR YOU?

Sting is the opposite of a one-hit wonder. And this little song shows off that he can write, too. Here’s the video, which is a nice little black-and-white piece that … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 5 Comments