Category: Procrastinator’s Corner

Songs named after books: part 2

This week: the literature/music crossover continues with five more songs inspired by books Maybe it’s all that time on tour buses, but musicians sure read a lot. If you missed them, here are my posts on Bands with literary names… Read More

Songs named after books: part 1

Music has always been linked to literature, from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” to Verdi’s “La Traviata” to Iron Maiden’s “Lord of the Flies”. Here we look at five songs inspired by books (five more next week) Following my… Read More

What do we mean by Kafkaesque, Pinteresque and Orwellian?

Many writers lend their names to adjectives, but what do they really mean? And are they accurate? Here are six to consider… Some writers become associated with a certain style or idea to such an extent they get their… Read More

What I bought at epic second-hand bookshop Bookbarn International

A hidden gem in the beautiful Somerset countryside, this treasure trove of second-hand books is well worth a visit You know when millennial vloggers do those bizarre shopping haul videos, where they basically spend half an hour showing you all… Read More

10 bands with literary names

The worlds of music and literature have long drawn inspiration from each other. To celebrate this enduring artistic crossover, here are 10 (or so) bands with literary names Veruca Salt The 90s was a great decade for female fronted… Read More