Beyond Words And music

We were put here on earth to help others. I’m not sure what others were put here for.

W.H. Auden



Starlee Kine is an American public radio producer and writer. Her work has been featured on This American Life and Marketplace. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine. She is the co-creator of the Post It Note Reading Series in Brooklyn.

In this story, which originally aired on NPR’s This American Life in August of 2007, Ms. Kine talks about what makes a great break up song and details her efforts to put her break up with her boy friend into song, seeking advice from break up song expert, Phil Collins.

A Medley of My Hits

These 7 tunes, lined up here, represent the high points of my career as a lyricist and cover a multi-decade span of work that ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.

I’m not the kind of person who likes to look back very often but, when I do, it’s gratifying to see these babies, back there in my rear-view mirror

Here’s a brand new demo of a new Cody song, sung by the amazingly talented and soulful Vanessa Jourdan

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.

Henri Poincaré