Steve Zuckerman: Greatest Songwriter Ever?

You be the judge, based on these two songs Steve Zuckerman wrote and performed before his 20th birthday for Sesame Street way back in its glorious, subversive, pre-Elmo heyday:

What kind of mad talent does it take to make you care so much about the love life of a lowercase letter? And don’t you just want to go out and scrub the hell out of your vinyl siding after watching the little dudes who do nothing but buff their Capital I every day? Man. That’s some kind of dense-packed songwriting and storytelling there, and I guarantee that anybody who heard either of those melodies, even once, as a child, will recall having done so to this day once they watch this video.

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