Violence against women – with lyrics by Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Robert Browning

Do you remember a song that was top of the charts in 2008? It went:   They call me The Wild Rose  But my name was Elisa Day  Why they call me it I do not know  For my name was Elisa Day   The song is “Wild Rose”, performed by Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue. And it used to be on the radio all … Continue reading Violence against women – with lyrics by Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Robert Browning

Why Lana Del Rey should write the next Bond song.

As a teenager, I was enchanted by both the ambition and the sexual decadence the songs written for James Bond expressed. A beautiful woman sang of her unrequited love for Goldfinger. Nobody could do it better (than Bond, I assumed). Ingrained in the singers’ desire for powerful men was the desire not only to be in a man’s power, but also to be part of … Continue reading Why Lana Del Rey should write the next Bond song.