Hey . . . All I Want is Just the Way it Used to Be – Post 34

Gavin Lakin Hey, Now: Screw you. I mean it. How did then become so inconsequential? All I want is just the way it used to be. Plaintive: from the French, plaintif (aggrieved, lamenting), plainte (lament, complaint); Adj: Sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic. Example: A Top Ten plaintive song from Bread, released in 1976, written by … Continue reading Hey . . . All I Want is Just the Way it Used to Be – Post 34

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The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11

Some might say that there is no place in popular music for commentary, politics, and opinions - essentially sounding “preachy.” We’ve all been there in our own lives, when someone may be speaking to you directly or to a larger group about some idea or product, and you can feel the oily, snaky and unwelcome … Continue reading The Role of Social Commentary Songs in Popular Music; Preaching to the Choir or Effecting Change? By Gavin Lakin – Post 11

Teacher I Need You; Songs Reflecting the Conflicted, Oft-misguided, or Traumatic Relationship between Recording Artists and Their Education by Gavin Lakin – Post #10

“It’s a natural achievement/Conquering my homework/With her image pounding in my brain/She’s an inspiration/For my graduation/And she helps to keep the classroom sane” Do you feel the oncoming, meandering month of June? Is that summer beckoning with a forward glance while holding a raspberry snow cone, taking your hand and whispering, “Follow me?” Are you … Continue reading Teacher I Need You; Songs Reflecting the Conflicted, Oft-misguided, or Traumatic Relationship between Recording Artists and Their Education by Gavin Lakin – Post #10