Greetings! My name is Clifford Stumme, and I'm the Pop Song Professor. I'm a college professor who got tired of writing boring papers (my words, not the other professors') about things that only a few people care about. I decided I wanted to study literature that a TON of people care about, so I started explaining pop songs! (The other English professors probably think I'm crazy...)
Well, it turns out people actually like their favorite artists being taken seriously.
But, unfortunately, I get HUNDREDS of song requests every week that I just can't get to. (It makes me really sad...) Plus, I see so many Lyric Theorists wanting a better place to discuss lyrics than YouTube comments.
So, I created this Patreon. It's pretty awesome.
Our Patreon community is an opportunity for Lyric Theorists like you not only to choose what songs I explain but also to come together, discuss lyrics, and grow together in our appreciation of music. As our community grows through the soon-to-come
Still Needs Explaining
podcast and our discussion group, you're going to meet other people who care about the same things you care about: lyrics that mean something.
While there are many perks on my Patreon, I think there are a few guiding ideas you'll especially appreciate:
- Community: We can discuss ideas and share and grow together.
- Choice: You get to help decide what songs we explain.
- Purpose: We're searching for understanding together.
I'd like to ask you to support me here on Patreon. I believe in what we're doing together, and I think we can make a difference in our lives and in the world by asking for more from our music. Your support will help me to keep it going and to dedicate more time to making more and higher quality content!
Plus, I think you're going to enjoy getting more of your song requests explained. :)