Archive for the 'Music' Category

The original song is from 1995.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics. (YouTube, 3min)

Not just singing in the car

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke:

A career of 6 decades

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

New York Times: Could This Be the End of Paul Simon’s Rhymin’?

“Paul Simon says he is ready to give up making and playing music, 61 years after he started as a 13-year-old. “You’re coming towards the end,” he said in an interview this week, discussing the mysterious epiphanies that delivered some of his greatest songs, the toxic qualities of fame, and his yearning to explore questions of spirituality and neuroscience.”

“My next video will be called Seven Chords; it will feature every song ever.”

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Has every popsong ever been already written?

Axis of Awesome: Four Chord Song 2009, Four Chords 2011.

BennyThe Jukebox: Another Four Chords and Six Chords. He writes: “More songs that sound alike to me. My next video will be called Seven Chords; it will feature every song ever.”

This hasn’t been a recent trend, it started all the way back in the 18th century with Georg Friedrich Händel, as proven by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with their song Fly Me Off The Handel.

Living Legend

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

BBC Radio 4: Mastertapes special: Paul McCartney. “In this filmed version of Mastertapes, Paul McCartney talks to John Wilson about his career and answers questions from the audience at Maida Vale studios.” (Video, 46 minutes, 24 May 2016)

In case you prefer the audio version without video, it’s available here.