Pop songs as sonnets


#1

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#2

Cursed my stars are,
rickrolled again.


#3

I only know like three of those songs. Grump. But this version of Toto's Africa by Ernest Hemingway made me snort like a hippopotamus.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/totos-africa-by-ernest-hemingway


#4

The price of never being rickrolled is eternal vigilance...


#5

The first few are stellar, but I don't think I could read 100 in one sitting. Darn you, short attention span!


#6

They only put out one every week.


#7

Iambs to the laughter.


#8

Someone's read a lot of sonnets. These are well done indeed, including the ending couplets.

"--If truly you did wish to win my hand,
You should have graced it with a wedding band."

Heh.


#9

Jeffrey Lewis had a similar project going for a while where he was attempting to rewrite the entire Sonic Youth catalogue in sonnet form.

Below, Dirty Boots (actual sonnet starts at about 1:05)


#10

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