Blog Entries by Carl Wiser

Author 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.
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  • Urge OverkillUrge OverkillKing Roeser and Nash Kato of Urge Overkill on "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," touring with Nirvana, and the Chicago "Guyville" scene.
  • Presidents Of The United States Of America founder Chris BallewPresidents Of The United States Of America founder Chris BallewPresidents Of The United States Of America lead singer Chris Ballew on "Peaches," "Lump," and the sage advice he received from Madonna.
  • Pebe SebertPebe SebertKesha's mom Pebe Sebert talks about their past lives and the songs they worked on together, including "Cannibal" and "Timber."
  • TeenagersTeenagersWas it Madonna, Mariah, or Prince who released their debut album as a teen? Take this quiz to find out.
  • Mission Statement SongsMission Statement SongsMusic, Lyrics, and Life author Mike Errico breaks down the mission statement songs for Bruce Springsteen, Alanis Morissette, Mary J. Blige and several others.
  • Dick Valentine of Electric SixDick Valentine of Electric SixDick Valentine, lead singer of the outlandish rock band Electric Six, with the stories behind the songs, including the UK hits "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar."
  • Music Video Director Mark Kohr (Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Cake)Music Video Director Mark Kohr (Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Cake)Director Mark Kohr on making Green Day's first music videos, staging a parade for Alanis Morissette, and getting abstract for Cake.
  • Michelle BranchMichelle BranchMichelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.
  • 00s Music Quiz 200s Music Quiz 2Was it Fergie, Madonna, or Mary J. who had three #1 hits in the '00s? Take Part 2 of the '00s music quiz to find out.
  • Shawn MullinsShawn Mullins"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."