siamendes – Really enjoyed this whole conversation. I am from a time when lyrics were as important as the music and the beat. I know that sometimes the rhythm and syncopation are what draw listeners to “popular” music, but it’s refreshing to hear singers and musicians (i.e. Michael Buble, Harry Conick Jr., etc.) that are bringing/or have revived “listening” to music back to the forefront. What do you think?