NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross paid tribute to Pat DiNizio on her show Fresh Air by rebroadcasting a 1988 interview with Pat where he talks about songwriting and songs from the Smithereens classic second album “Green Thoughts”. Take a listen to the interview.
Fresh Air, NPR Radio December 13, 2017 Listen to the interview
“Yeah, I’ve never really been into wordplay or being clever lyrically for the sake of being clever. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. I need the lyrics to have some sort of meaning that I can relate to on some sort of emotional level. And hopefully that will translate into similar enjoyment for whosever listening.” – Pat DiNizio