The facts of my case are fairly simple. Chad Farnan, a 15-year-old self-described Christian fundamentalist student in my AP History class, sued me for a “pattern” of statements unconstitutionally hostile to religion. His claim was based on hours of illegal and surreptitious recordings. In my attorney’s opinion, the law was on our side, so he advised me to seek a summary judgment. I now believe that was a critical error…
Nota Bene #111: Mmmmm… Beeeeeer
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
Poetry and lyrics are not the same thing: Hegemony, part 2
I’m tired of hearing that rock stars and rappers are poets. They’re nothing of the sort. A couple weeks I go I offered up part one in a series on poetry vs. […]
Music lyrics, even great ones, are not poetry: Hegemony, part 1
How often have you heard someone call a rock musician or a rapper a poet? As a poet and a lyricist, let me assure you that they’re not the same thing. Reach […]