ONE SO TRUE: "Sunny" :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing
This article is everything that music writing should be: it's an intellectual challenge, and you can dance to it.
Written by Bill Friskics-Warren, and I'll tell you right now, in a world blessed with unlimited time and money I would definitely read all of his books.
I love this song. I liked it when it came out, and it's a karaoke favorite of mine. The key is right up in my wheelhouse, I can blow this song like a hurricane. I never really thought about it though, until I read this article. I'm glad that I finally did, think about it, that is. That, brothers and sisters, is what music writing should ideally do. Make us think.
The Oxford American is a high-tone magazine, by the way. The "New Yorker of the South," as reputation would have it, although I'm pretty sure most southerners would object to it being characterized in those terms. Good web site, user friendly, @oxfordamerican.org