Posts Tagged: randy newman

Swinging Modern Sounds #69: Meaning Yes


When in need of comfort, it’s always worth trying close reading. ...more

(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Tina Horn


I would go so far as to say that the entire reason I write is to detect all the irony that language allows and twist it around the truth like razor wire and ivy. That’s how I like my truth: twisted. ...more

Word of the Day: Vaticinate


(v.);  to prophesy or foretell the future; from the Latin vati– (“seer”) + -cin-, combining form of canere (“to sing, prophesy”)

Louisiana, Louisiana, They’re tryin’ to wash us away. They’re tryin’ to wash us away.”

—Randy Newman, from “Louisiana 1927.”

Much has been written on the subject of the human race’s fear of the unknown: from speculating on what happens after we die to relentless attempts to predict the future, from the impact of technology to whether it’s going to rain tomorrow.