Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Happy National Jukebox Day everyone! We all know that songs are are used to tell stories of the past. From tribal chants that tell tales of ancient civilizations to even nursery rhymes that describe the horrors of the plague that ravaged Europe. So let’s take a look at five songs that are either inspired, retell or based on a written story.    5-Love Story by Taylor Swift Image via FLICKR    We can’t make a list without discussing Taylor Swift Love Story. Taylor sings to the boy she is pining after that all he has to do is “just say …

Patti Smith, Janelle Monáe, Better Oblivion Community Center Among Artists Donating to Nick Hornby & Dave Eggers Charity Auction

Patti Smith, Janelle Monáe, Better Oblivion Community Center Among Artists Donating to Nick Hornby & Dave Eggers Charity Auction

Book Culture

A fundraiser organized by award-winning authors Nick Hornby and Dave Eggers—which benefits international youth writing and activism centers— starts up tonight, April 22nd.   Image Via Kingston University Nick Hornby and Dave Eggers are pretty famous people, as you’re probably aware  Nick Hornby wrote Fever Pitch, which got loosely adapted into a film of the same name, as well as the film that gave Nicholas Hoult his start, About a Boy.   Image Via Bigspeak Dave Eggers wrote A Hologram for a King, a small novel which became a finalist for the National Book Award and also got a film adaptation (which stared Tom Hanks!) They …