Yes, Popular Music Can Be Nuanced

WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO EXPRESS THINGS WITH METAPHORS AND MUCH MORE SUBTLETY, THAT’S WHEN YOU ARE DOING YOURSELF A DISSERVICE BY MAKING A VIDEO. — GEORGE MICHAEL Editor’s Note: The 1960s television series Gilligan’s Island is mentioned in this blog post. This post was written before we were notified that actress Dawn Wells had passed. There was no intention to disparage the show or her performance. R.I.P. Dawn Wells I found the above quote online. You can interpret the statement however you want, but any of us who have seen many music videos — and thought carefully afterward — … Continue reading Yes, Popular Music Can Be Nuanced

Kelly Preston’s Lesser Known but Great Work

On Sunday, Kelly Preston passed away after a long illness. I should admit that I haven’t seen any of Ms. Preston’s movies, but one smaller piece of her work stays with me when no one else mentions it.  It may be the only thing I’ve seen her in, too. In the early 2000s, Maroon 5 released the hit record She Will Be Loved.  The lyrics concern a man’s interest in one girlfriend (although she might not really be his girlfriend), and apparently no one else is involved. At the end of this post, I’ll include a link to the official video … Continue reading Kelly Preston’s Lesser Known but Great Work