A slow week, although it took little, as I remarked earlier this week, for Kate Bush to perplex me. Sade wins this by default: her Thin Lizzy cover is a conceptual coup. Sade – Still In Love With You (7) Fantasia – Collared Greens and Corn Bread (6) The Sound of Arrows – Nova (6)… More Singles Jukebox 5/20
As prescient as George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” continues to be, he could not have foreseen how the language of commerce, sports, and talk radio would sully discourse. I hear or read the following phrases and words more times a week than I can note. In most cases, the Latinates transform unwieldy nouns… More What are words for?