melody parker
podcast_mic.jpgOur 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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  1. Noclegi Polsce
    November 16, 2007 at 6:06am
    Hello, thanks guys for Word Choice In Lyrics. Much appreciated :)
  2. Spring
    November 20, 2007 at 7:33pm
    When I listen to the music it skips everywhere. Do you know why??
  3. Marianne
    November 22, 2007 at 3:47pm
    Dude! This music is so tight(< that means cool in case you don't know)JK. ANYWAY!! I love this website.!!! :) Keep it cool, man!!
  4. Tara
    November 27, 2007 at 9:18pm
    I think that lyrics are a key ingredient to how we respond to music. Yet it is not an obvious part of masterful pandora equation that picks music for me. Is there a way to incorporate the theme of the lyrics into the equation? I think that pandora is amazing don't get me wrong, though if lyrics are not already an element in the pandora genius I would recommend adding it. Thanks for everything!! Tara
  5. PC Med Center
    November 28, 2007 at 7:32am
    Are you open to people (such as myself) to creating a Pandora Google Gadget? We love Pandora here at our office and think a Gadget would be a great idea. Especially since when a client leaves our shop, we set their home page to ours. Our new home page will be featuring Google Gadgets and we would love to feature Pandora on there. Do you have any utilities to help in this? Or is there one already done that I'm unaware of?
  6. Kevin Seal
    November 30, 2007 at 4:01pm
    Tara: Lyrics are absolutely integral to the genome. We look at the lyrics of every song we analyze, so yes, the words play a major role. PC Med Center: I'll forward your request to Pandora Support. I would for your msg, Spring, but you didn't leave an email address... Sal: Well-put. Agreed about Lou Reed's lyrics fitting that music so well. Slainte.
  7. labellefan
    December 04, 2007 at 11:20am
    Patti Labelle accepts and respects Gladys Knight as the tue Empress of Soul and asks her fans to quit muddying the title and do the same!!!!

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