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My Boogie Stop Shuffle by Michael Coyle, Professor of English at Colgate University & WRCU host

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"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture" - Google this quotation and you'll find it attributed to any of a dozen people ranging from Thelonious Monk to Lou Reed, from Martin Mull to Elvis Costello to Frank Zappa. Doubtless there's a story to be told about how this quip turned into the stuff of urban legend. But most everyone who has ever thrilled to a favorite song knows the force of it. I sure do. I've been writing about - or trying to write about - music since I was in college, driven by the sheer futility of it, but also by that deeply human need to communicate what is beyond words.

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