“Fallin'” by De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub (1993)

Sure, we can blame the soundtrack of the forgettable film Judgment Night for spawning the rap/rock movement that gave us Korn and Limp Bizkit. We can also laud it for commendably bridging what were thought of as two disparate musical worlds (save for the Beastie Boys, who defy all logic); alternative rock and hardcore hip-hop.… Read More “Fallin'” by De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub (1993)

“Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone (1968)

“Everyday People” is the populist song to end all populist songs, and carries a message that’s as relevant now as it was fifty (fifty!) years ago. We’ve got to live together. No matter what. I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the discourse we currently have–particularly on social media. It often seems like… Read More “Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone (1968)

“Everyday” by Dave Matthews Band (2001)

Everyday caused quite a bit of consternation within the Dave Matthews Band fan base. The presence of Glen Ballard as a producer felt like a sellout move to some of DMB’s more hardcore faithful. Ballard, whose resume boasted a co-writing credit on Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror” and co-production on Wilson Phillips’ self-titled debut… Read More “Everyday” by Dave Matthews Band (2001)