Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Anniversaries: Anniversary

Suzanne Vega: Anniversary


The first song I ever posted on Star Maker Machine was by Suzanne Vega. It was during Songwriting week in June, and I offered The Queen and the Soldier as an example of a song whose multiple potential meanings keep the listener coming back. So, it is only fitting that I observe our first anniversary with this tune. Once again, Vega’s lyric invites multiple interpretations.

Actually, The Queen and the Soldier was technically a “reader submission”, which we now call guest posts, and they often lead to additions to our contributor roster. One of the characteristics of a life form is its ability to grow, and Star Maker Machine is certainly alive and well.

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