Dimestore Avenue Blues

Coming soon: Dimestore Avenue Blues Jesse believes that the future will be better. One day, he'll make up for all his past mistakes and achieve perfection. That belief had sustained him for most of his sixty-five years. It helped him get through the bad times, those days when the brandy failed to drown the sorrow…

The Titanic Sails at Dawn

According to Pablo Picasso, art is “a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand”. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Bob Dylan discussed his new song about the sinking of the Titanic, “Tempest”. He implied that his song wasn’t too concerned about the historical facts…

Time Ain’t Gonna Wait

So it’s finally time to launch the blog. Can’t put it off any longer. Time and tide wait for no blogger… Quips ‘n’ Chords is all about songs. Specifically, song lyrics. And the influence they can have on us. It will be focusing on (not exclusively, though) blues music. Because in blues lyrics you can…