The U.K.'s Guardian has a music blogger who asks readers to suggest songs based on themes. This week it is tunes about California. I haven't counted, but many dozens have weighed in. "Can I re-nominate 'LA County' by Lyle Lovett? Still sad, and unrequited, and a gun tune, so it's about bloody time it was included," writes one. Via Theresa Duncan at Wit of the Staircase.
* Closer to home: If you like this kind of thing, LAT Calendar staffer Geoff Boucher's biweekly SoCal Songbook interviews songwriters about their L.A.-centric lyrics. He kicked off last summer with "Celluloid Heroes" by Ray Davies and last month talked with Don Henley about The Eagles' "The Last Resort." Rickie Lee Jones and "A Second Chance" were featured on Feb. 11.