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  • The Beatles in black and white, as young men

    The Beatles’s “Taxman”: A Lyrical Over-Analysis

    When you are told to picture The Beatles, the likely chance is that you think of their simple, catchy love songs, which is to do a disservice to the band’s latter work in expanding and diversifying the musical scene then, now, and forever. All of this without getting political…well, almost. One song that sticks out […] More

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    Cool Cymru: The Fantastic Five of the Welsh Sound

    After decades of neglect and hardship, the 1990s into the 2000s saw Wales patent its own artistic cultural identity as “Cool Cymru” blossomed.  Taken from the British term “Cool Britannia”—attributed to the new cultural change taking place within the UK, headed by Britpop outfits like Oasis and revolutionary politics led by Labour Prime Minister Tony […] More

  • Tim Minchin sings into a microphone

    Tim Minchin’s “Thank You God”: A Lyrical Over-Analysis

    In a list elsewhere, my top 10 Tim Minchin songs article noted that the Australian singer-songwriter’s magnum opus is his iconic “Thank You God“.    An insight into the work of Minchin, this is a go-to zeitgeist for Tim’s sound and a song that encapsulates his whole appeal. As a prolonged and theological argument against […] More