Lyric Study: The Sultans of Swing

When we think about vehicles to tell stories with, the obvious come to mind: novels, short stories, television, and movies even. Do we, as consumers of fiction, give enough credit to songs as vehicles for a story to be conveyed? The short answer is: songs are one of the supreme storytelling methods. This week, I’m going to talk about my favorite example: “The Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits. Continue reading “Lyric Study: The Sultans of Swing”

Weekly Roundup: Weezer Blessed the Rains Down in Africa!

The highlight of my week? Weezer releasing their cover of “Africa” by Toto. I’m not a huge fan of Weezer, but I do like the song and I think they did it exceptionally well. It sounded kind of demo-ish, but that’s the charm of it. Weezer’s cover gets my thumbs up approval. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: Weezer Blessed the Rains Down in Africa!”