For our last episode with the delightful Jeffrey Cranor, Song by Song takes on the truth-or-lie stories of this third track on Small Change, talking about the Jitterbug Boy lying his way through the night. The truth of a person as well as the truth of a performance emerges from the discussion, touching on Jeffrey's own experiences with performance, as well as the experiences of one of the surprising heroes of 20th Century America.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Jitterbug Boy, Small Change, Tom Waits (1976)
A Talk With George, JoCo Looks Back, Jonathan Coulton (2008)
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