I flipped HBO on the other day, and they were showing the 2013 Rock and Roll of Fame. I watched and listened for a little while, thinking I’d change the channel soon. Nope, I was drawn in, amazed with the musicians that performed. They still have it; sounded great, and as always the lyrics were beautiful. Included in this blog is only one awesome performance from Paul Simon, Graham Nash and David Crosby, singing “Here Comes the Sun.”
As I listened to the music from the 60s and 70s, I ask myself, what happened to lyrics, to intelligent and well thought out writing in the music industry. I’m focused on writing fiction, but listening to the lyrics written by those musicians motivates me nonetheless. Perhaps somewhere in my writing down the road, I’ll write lyrics.