Slate slags Decemberists for “antique poesy”

April 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Slate’s music critic, Jody Rosen, isn’t a big fan of The Decemberists. I, too, share Rosen’s distaste for the most pretentious little Lord Fauntleroy in all of corporate subsidized nerd folk in one Colin Meloy. His reedy voice – embarrassingly overwrought lyrics notwithstanding – is of a timbre my ears find repugnant. When I dislike […]

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Britney’s dirty pun has literary past

March 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Britney’s dirty pun has literary past

Turns out Britney has possibly read a book in her life. Well, that may be a slight stretch, but her team of songwriters certainly has. That dubiously clever pun in her new single, “If You Seek Amy”, has been used, in one form or another, throughout literary history. Or at least going back to Shakespeare, […]

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