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Blog entries by Carl Wiser
Carl WiserCarl was a disc jockey in Hartford, Connecticut when he founded Songfacts as a way to tell the stories behind the songs. You can also find him on Rock's Backpages.
Paula ColePaula breaks down "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" and talks about the double-edged sword of success after her star turns at the Grammy Awards and Lilith Fair. The Cure Founder Lol TolhurstThe Cure co-founder talks about his time in the band, including the beer-can mountain they built while recording an album. David LanzA top piano composer, Lanz explains how the likes of Yanni, Kenny G and Enya became wildly popular. Motley CrueWas Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen? Gerry BeckleyThe America founder talks "Sister Golden Hair" and his solo album, Carousel. Mark CollieMark talks about his roles in Nashville and The Punisher, and explains why he played a prison. John Hall of OrleansAfter George W. Bush used his song "Still The One" on his campaign, John got so mad he ran for congress - and won. Lisa HellerLisa explains how she turned her "Hope" project into a song that quickly got over a million views on YouTube. Matthew NelsonOne of the chart-topping twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Matthew talks about keeping his father's music alive with Ricky Nelson Remembered. Rating the Campaign Music - 2008Our piece from 2008 where we look at the music candidates Clinton, Obama, McCain, Romney, Huckabee, Paul, Edwards and Giuliani were using. Candidates vs MusiciansTrump vs Brian May is one of many cases when politicians have clashed with musicians over campaign songs.