Finger Pointing Songs: part 5. The Beatles. Or, A Twist (And Shout) Of Lennon.

“I’m really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding.” Paul McCartney, 1995. Credit where it’s due: when I think about nasty, finger pointing songs, The Beatles aren’t the first band that comes to mind.  The earlier stuff was primarily ‘I love you, you love me’ stuff.  It wasn’t really until Help!…

Finger Pointing Songs: part 1. Like A Rolling Stone. Or, Bob Villain?

The idea that there are only about – depending on who you believe – three, five, seven or however many basic story plots that have ever existed is always being bandied about.  Reductionism isn’t difficult – I don’t know why they don’t go further and say that there’s only one: somebody does something.  The same…