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Songs about sex
coming of age
food and home
men and love
writing about food
writing about love
writing from experience
October 4, 2017
R.E.M. from Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)
“You’ve had a disproportionate number of message songs on this list so far. Is that a theme?” Peggy said.
“I think that might be a sample size thing. I probably have a disproportionate number of songs that begin with the lette...
Simon & Garfunkel from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966)
“Do you know which word shows up most amongst the titles of the eight thousand songs I have on iTunes?” I said.
“Um, ‘the?’” Peggy said. “‘A?’”
“Other than articles and other super-common words.”
Dixie Chicks from Wide Open Spaces (1998)
“This is your first big chorus song,” Peggy said. “That’s surprising, because I always took you to be a big chorus guy.”
I heard what Peggy wasn’t saying. Back when we were close, she’d use musical preferences as a form of...