Song-Character Match up: Matthias Helvar

Weird question: do you ever listen to music, and in your head you're dictating a fan video of your favourite fictional character/characters? If you don't, I highly recommend that you do because it is a perfect way to spend long car/train/bus journeys! Anyway, I quite frequently take part in this practice, so much so that … Continue reading Song-Character Match up: Matthias Helvar


Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?

Recently I attended a discussion at a local folk festival looking at the question of whether song lyrics should be considered poetry. There were two main positions presented. Firstly, that every songwriter is a poet and every song poetry, the question is whether that poetry is any good. The second argument was that not all song … Continue reading Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?