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Fran Lebowitz On Music: It's A Drug That Doesn't Kill You

If you haven't checked out the new Netflix series, Pretend It’s a City, you really should.  The seven episode docuseries, directed by Martin Scorsese - features American author, public speaker, and humorist  Fran Lebowitz weighing in on New York City tourists, money, subways, the arts, and the not-so-simple act of walking in Times Square.


But it was a segement in episode 2 that caught our eyes, minds, and hearts. Fran starts speaking about music and she really hits it on the head when describing music as a drug - just one that doesn't kill you:




In the segement - Fran says: 

I really think that musicians, probably musicians and cooks, are responsible for the most pleasure in human life. Motown music, which was very popular when I was a teenager—whenever I hear it, I instantly become happier. This is true of almost nothing! […] That’s a very important thing to do for human beings. Music makes people happier, and it doesn’t harm them. Most things that make you feel better are harmful. It’s very unusual. It’s like a drug, that doesn’t kill you.