If Harper Lee Were A Musician

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  1. omahaaudio

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    The Archies. Sugar Sugar. Obviously.
     
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    Capote also wrote 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' which did well. And he basically invented the modern true-crime novelization genre with 'In Cold Blood.'

    In terms of a 'significant' one hit wonder, I don't think the same can be done with music. A song, due to it's brief (few minutes long) nature just can't achieve what 300 or more pages of writing can.

    It's like comparing a single note to a whole song. That could be one great note, but....
     
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    This thread is my first notice of her passing. Had to google her to be sure. Yes, too soon, 'way too soon for this kind of chitchat.

    Anyone who left anything in the canon of American literature is a great writer. Harper Lee stopped writing and went home, shut her door against the blathering minions. RIP, ma'am.
     
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    Songs and books are both silly and whimsical art things that only have the importance that individuals, and in a greater sense, society bestows them.


    To myself, Johnny B Goode is far more meaningful and profound than To Kill a Mockinbird. You may not agree, but it doesn't make me wrong
     
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    Subjective aesthetics=no system of aesthetic value=anything goes=no need for discussion.

    'Wheels on the Bus' is better than the entire Beatles catalog put together.

    And I'm not wrong.
     
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    To Kill a Rickenbacker
     
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    And the book gave us one of my favorite band names, the Tequila Mockingbirds.
     
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    Rappers Delight. One hit wonder, turned an underground niche
    art form into the most listened to music genre in the world.
    Id say thats rather significant.
    No Rappers Delight, no Yeezus.
    if you just consider the amount of clouds generated since then for y'all to yell at its mind blowing!
     
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    Catcher in the Rye another 1 hit wonder killed a Beatle, made millions sad.
     
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    So, no Catcher in the Rye=Lennon alive today? maybe and maybe not, we surely can't say

    That nutbar maybe would have fixated on someone else, or maybe he would not have

    It would be easier to argue that with no Johnny B Goode, we'd never have heard of Lennon
     
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    Oooooooo - I think we have a contender. Def one of the most important tunes in pop music history.

    But - Sugarhill Gang had a couple other hits like Apache and one other one I can't think of...:confused:
     
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    Not ironic at all. Merely coincidental.
     
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    ^^^Merely not really.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's.
     
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    Justin Bieber has had many mega hits....There is much more meat on Harper's one hit. Hitness does not really mean anything. (literally)
     
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    Don't go there.
    It'll make me want to hate Rappers Delight, and that would be wrong.
     
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    Is To Kill A Mockingbird still highly regarded? It seems dated now, with its "white saviour" structure. I remember in the movie, Tom Robinson's wife isn't even a speaking part.
     
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    I think it's read more as a period piece now, casting light on a specific time in history.
     
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    Maybe "Wild Thing" would be a good comparison?
     
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    It seems to be read in a lot of high school programmes, where there are no contemporary books read to complement it. I think schools could do better.
     
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    Nah, they had 3 songs that sold over a million copies:

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