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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Over It

Matthew Sweet's "Over It" is one of the genuinely great pop songs of the last ten years. And it clocks in at just 1 minute 35 seconds.

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Anybody have experience in teaching song lyrics as poetry? Who's worthy? Don't say Dylan--too obvious.

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Today the coffee girl who thought I was a cop was in a bad mood. When a man came in and dropped a dollar on the counter for a paper, she asked "Sir, what paper is that?" to which he replied, "The New York Times." At this, she mouthed the words "I hate old people."

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Yesterday I ran out to Autzen stadium and back. About a three-mile trip. The last time I attempted to run more than a mile, I was 25 pounds heavier. Yesterday's run was a breeze.

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I think my blog breaks nearly every single "blogging rule" of Simon DeDeo. Oh well.

11 comments:

Reb said...
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Reb said...

I dig Simon's blog, I really do, but who is he to make rules for blogging?

Off with his underwear, I say!

Laura Carter said...

Mine breaks all the rules, too. I'm not really here to make friends, but that's been a perk!

Jonathan said...

Mayhew's rule of blogging: don't be dull. That's one you've never broken, and that's the only rule.

Julie said...

I think that the lyrics written by James Mercer of The Shins might be interesting teaching material, or at least worth exploring. Their first album especially.

didi said...

I think you should teach the class this song:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B0000027HH001002/0/102-4033080-3159358

d.

C. S. Carrier said...

What for about lyric songs that of the Mos Def or Chuck D from "Nation of Millions" especially like "Don't Believe the Hype"?

Aaron Tieger said...

Joe Strummer, Nick Cave (especially The Boatman's Call), Robyn Hitchcock, Lou Reed (like maybe Berlin?)...

Jason Bredle said...

The lyrics of Will Oldham, Frog Eyes, and Vic Chesnutt are always good.

David Miller said...

Hi there,

I'm writing from Open Source, a new public radio show that aims to bring the spirit of the web onto the radio each night, to let you know that we included this post in last night's show, something we called Blogsday, in honor of James Joyce and "Bloomsday."

We combed through hundreds and hundreds of posts that were all written on June 14, 2005, stuff we found all over the web, and then read excerpts of our favorites for an hour of live radio. It was a bit of an experiment, but we were thrilled with the results.

We didn't have time to alert any of the bloggers whose posts we included in advance, since we were producing the show until the second we went live, but I wanted to let you know now that this post -- or at least a part of it -- was read live on the air. Now that we finally have time to catch our breaths, we'd love to hear what you have to say.

Best regards,
Dave Miller
Senior Producer, Open Source

gina said...

Lyrics? Leonard Cohen.

Gina