Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-12-21 19:41
" The history of a popular holiday song -- How ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'' became one of the season's most beloved songs"
"Among the never-recorded couplets ? which he now describes as ''hysterically lugubrious'' ? were lines like: ''Have yourself a merry little Christmas/It may be your last.... Faithful friends who were dear to us/Will be near to us no more.''"
It's almost tempting to do a recording of the original version...
But more seriously, this is an interesting study in how you can completely change the meaning of a song without changing all the lyrics.
Posted by ats at 2006-12-21 00:00
""Very often," as Klosterman pointed out, "profoundly exceptional guitar playing is boring to listen to." YouTube, however, changes those stakes, because it offers us a new way to see the craft at hand."