Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Issa's LitRock Jukebox

Introducing Issa's Lit Rock Jukebox, an outgrowth of the special weekly music/literature feature, Issa's Sunday Service. The Sunday postings highlight rock songs that have some direct reference or allusion to literature - litrock, for short. To date, there have been 40 songs featured on Sunday postings; a list, with links back to the music and original posts, may be found on this standalone website. In addition, the Jukebox itself also has its own page.

You can listen to the songs featured on Issa's Sunday Service, either individually or in sequence, via the grooveshark widget above or on the separate page. Simply use the slidebar on the side of the juke to select particular songs from the current list. I've embedded the Jukebox on the sidebar on the right a bit of the ways down, after the listing of Issa sites around the web, for listening after this post is history. I will update the Jukebox weekly with the new Sunday posts.

And, as always, if you have a song suggestion for the Litrock Sunday series that passes muster, in appreciation I will be happy to send you the two current issues (or extend your current subscription by two issues) of Lilliput Review, free of charge.

the insect's song
on the paper door
translated by David G. Lanoue



Charles Gramlich said...

That's cool. I sure do like "Tales of Brave Ulysses."

Jim H. said...


Nice work!

Nomination: Joni Mitchell's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" based on Yeats' "The Second Coming." She changes Yeats' words slightly, which some might find objectionable, but I really like her adapatation. The drum part is mesmerising.

"The worst are full of passion without mercy" describes most of the legislators I know.

David said...

Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights"

Donald said...

How about Leonard Cohen's translation-songs?

"Take this waltz" (Lorca)
"Alexandra leaving" (Cavafy).

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, glad you really like that one ... have you ever heard White Room by Cream?

Jim, David, and Donald, I'll use all of these for future posts so, if you would like the two current issues of Lilliput Review, send along your snail mail address to:

lilliput review AT gmail dot com

of course, removing the spaces, replacing AT w/ @ and dot with .

Thanks very much for the suggestions.

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