SWOD (Song of the Day/Word of the Day) #1:

22 Dec

      

        Next week the anticipated return of the top lyricists list will come to fruition and I am sure everyone will bounce up in jubilation. But, for now I thought we would try something a little different for the song of the day section. Since we are all about creativity at the Music Court I thought we could combine two of my favorite things into one intelligible post. These two things are music and words.

      As an English major words are my friends. Each one has its own personality and sound. Often people look over language and simply, well, speak it, but I believe that analyzing words and their corresponding meanings, synonyms and antonyms is stimulating. This is one reason why I am an English major as opposed to a mathematician. Numbers are way to plain for me.

     SWOD, the new section, will take a Word of the Day from one of the various dictionary sites and I will match the word with a song or artist who demonstrates the word to perfection. Today’s word of the day is

Veracity (Noun): A devotion to truth

    Example:   Bob Dylan portrays lyrical veracity in his song “Only a Pawn in Their Game” which appeared on his third studio album The Times They Are a-Changin.’ In this particular song Dylan’s nasally croon sings a true story of the assassination of African-American Civil Right’s Activist Medgar Evers who was assassinated outside of his home by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, on June 23, 1964. Unfortunately, veracity was not stressed by all-white juries who deadlocked twice on Beckwith’s guilt. In 1994, 30 years after the initial trials, the case was brought back up on new evidence and on February 5, 1994 Beckwith was convicted of murder.

“Only a Pawn in Their Game”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fffHzrtHhZM (Great version at a 1963 Civil Right’s Rally)

  

 

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