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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)


Video: Nellie McKay, Project Song

April 9th, 2008

Episode 156 of 811 episodes

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay takes our challenge to write and record a song with just two days in the studio. We provide the inspiration and instruments, she provides the music. The end result was a song she calls "Cavendish." See how she did it in this video produced by All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR video producers David Gilkey and John Poole.

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