Learning a Sobering Lesson Vicariously Listening to Sting “I Hung My Head”

I sometimes wonder the value of telling tragic stories, and I do believe there are a number of good reasons. ¬†Sting’s “I Hung My Head” is a sobering one but it helps me connect that sense of “what have I done” — an acute sense of regret — and feel …

Learning How to Change Keys from Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”

Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” features some advanced songwriting techniques in the area of transpositions — changing keys within a song. ¬†Now, it’s not a requirement for a song to go through more than one keys for it to be good or impactful, but a key, …

Listen to death metal, don’t kill anyone

Yesterday was one year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting. It’s my theory that these incidents are perpetuating itself. The more media coverage there is (and I’m not advocating that media NOT cover it), the more we think that this CAN happen. The idea gets incubated in mentally unstable people, …