What If Shakespeare Wrote Pop Lyrics?

In an interesting–if unnecessary–exercise, Erik Didriksen has written Pop Sonnets, translations of contemporary songs into Shakespearean language. Here, for example, is how the Village People’s “YMCA” would have read in, say, 1606:

YMCA as Shakespeare

 

I gotta get me this book when it comes out in October. (Via Boing Boing)

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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