Our new show is all about words. How do your favorite lyricists choose those lines and phrases that hit you square in the chest? Why do older words have a different effect than newer additions to the dictionary? How can sense imagery go beyond sight, smell, taste and touch, into the territory of position, motion and proximity? Michael Zapruder joins me to tackle these issues and more, using examples from such songwriters as Eminem, Joni Mitchell, Why?, Shane MacGowan from the Pogues, Dr. Octagon, Clipse, Leonard Cohen and David Berman from the Silver Jews.
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