Posts tagged ‘The Beatles’

August 31, 2011

Pronouns and Joint Authorship

by Vince

An interesting perspective on the Federalist papers and the work of John Lennon/Paul McCartney:

The songs on which [John Lennon and Paul McCartney] collaborated closely produced linguistic patterns strikingly different from those of either songwriter individually. The 15 songs that were true John-Paul partnerships, Mr. Pennebaker says, were “much more positive” in emotional tone and used “more I-words, fewer we-words and much shorter words than either artist normally used on his own.” Mr. Pennebaker discerns that same synergy at work in a very different collection of texts: The Federalist Papers, three of which were written jointly by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

More here.

April 2, 2011

Rebecca Black v. The Beatles

by Vince

An intriguing infographic.


July 23, 2010

Come Together

by Vince

A nice mash up of clips and beats.