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Blog entries by Amanda Flinner
Amanda FlinnerAmanda is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a degree in English/Writing from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania). When she's not listening to jazz and pop standards from the '40s and '50s, she's obsessing over classic movies. She has no musical ability whatsoever except for a short stint as a saxophone player in the sixth grade.
Grammar In LyricsLyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't? Josh RouseJosh Rouse discusses his '80s-inspired album, Love In The Modern Age. Tom DouglasThe Nashville songwriter takes us on a journey through "Little Rock" to "The House That Built Me." CommercialsWas "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream? When Rock Belonged To MichelobMichelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism. U2 LyricsHow well do you know the lyrics of U2? Kelley RyanThe former astroPuppees songstress discusses her third solo album, including the Marshall Crenshaw collaboration "Passing Through." Boy BandsFrom NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands? Brian OwensSt. Louis-born soul singer Brian Owens on his Motown-inspired single "For You," a duet with Michael McDonald, from his latest album Soul of Ferguson. Aaron TippinThe blue collar country singer recalls a career that started over 25 years ago with the hit "You've Got To Stand For Something." Dean DillonThe songwriting legend known for his longtime collaboration with George Strait discusses country classics like "Marina Del Rey."
Graduation SongsHave you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?