As we head into arts festival season, we're paying tribute this week to writing, painting, pic taking, dancing, sculpting, and all things artsy-related because without art, the earth would just be eh.
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Paperback Writer is the eleventh single by the Beatles. Released in 1966, it topped the charts in seven countries. Paul McCartney wrote it after his aunt asked him to write a song that wasn’t about love. He chose books. The lyrics are a letter to a publisher from an aspiring author. John Lennon said Paperback Writer was son to his song Day Tripper.
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Art Class (Song for Yayoi Kusama) is from Superchunk’s eighth studio album Here’s to Shutting Up (2001). The song was released in 2002 as a single with two versions, one a faster-paced jam and the other an acoustic. We think both styles are great, but unfortunately, we can only feature one.
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Written by Emily Saliers, Virginia Woolf is from Indigo Girls’s fourth studio album, Rites of Passage (1992). It was inspired by The Diary of Virginia Woolf, a gift from Saliers’s mother who was a librarian. A live version of the song is included on the album, 1200 Curfews (1995).
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures is from UK punk band the Rezillos’s debut album, Can’t Stand the Rezillos (1978). Released in December 1977 as the second single, the song was recorded in New York, and the album was the first by the band to be released under the Sire Records label.
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Written by Ray Davies, People Take Pictures of Each Other is the final track on the Kinks's 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. Through humorous lyrics, the song makes a deep statement about how people take pictures of each other to prove they exist or to tell that person that they love them.
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Mona Lisa was written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). The song refers to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Nat King Cole’s version spent eight weeks at the top spot on Billboard in May 1950 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992.