Music on the Mind

Every mind holds a different set of information. This is the beauty of diversity. If we all thought the same, retained the same factoids, collected homogeneous knowledge, or “danced to the same drum”, would life be worth living? The question is required because we’re not there. We don’t live in such a society. I can …

Guitar Superheroes

Inspired by the silly, unquantified list recently created by Rolling Stone, which they dared call a list of the greatest guitarists, I went ahead and made my own. (By the way, if you check out their list, make sure you read the comments. There’s a territorial dog in there barking at everyone, “Bro, it’s not …

Music Mood

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know this when he was writing music, but listening to music can enhance the writing experience. Many writers claim they can have no distractions in the vicinity when they write. Some admit they start to write the lyrics of the song they’re listening to, so they can’t listen to anything. Others …

Why Rap Doesn’t Work In Movies

You’ve seen the scene with Thor totally conquering hundreds of ugly foes. You heard the Led Zeppelin song “Immigrant Song”. You know why the song was chosen: it conveys emotion, it gives the listener a sense of the action on the screen. Not only that, but the song is about Valhalla and other Viking themes. …