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Regarding (Most) Songs by Thomas Lux | Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

December 8th, 2015

Episode 422 of 787 episodes

Whatever is too stupid to say can be sung. — Joseph Addison (1672-1719) The human voice can sing a vowel to break your heart. It trills a string of banal words, but your blood jumps, regardless. You don’t care about the words but only how they’re sung and the music behind — the brass, the... Read more »

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