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366 Songs 316: Real Love

“Real Love” has a strange history. It started as an unfinished demo by John Lennon from a musical he planned to write that he never finished, and in that form, it always reminds me of something from the Plastic Ono … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 240: Gimme Some

First off, I apologize for the video. Scroll down and ignore its terrible flashing. Secondly: Holy crap. This is Nina channeling Ray Charles, isn’t it? The call-and-response, the freak-out at 0:59, the arrangement that sees horns and electric guitars in … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 326: Sunflower

It’s unsubtle, unoriginal and overproduced, but I love Paul Weller’s “Sunflower.” Honestly, I’m not sure if I could really explain why, beyond the fact that I always find myself singing along to the chorus, and that I like the way … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 366 Songs , , , , , ,

366 Songs 130: I’m Down

For years now, one of my favorite Beatles songs has been “I’m Down,” which was the b-side to “Help!” and, I thought, something that was just structured so unusually and so un-Beatley that I wondered where it came from. And … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 064: Have You Heard The Word

Bizarre but true fact about “Have You Heard The Word” #1: That’s Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees singing, you know. Bizarre but true fact about “Have You Heard The Word” #2: Yoko Ono once believed this song was a … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 366 Songs , , ,