” I saw a crow building a nest, I was watching him very carefully, I was kind of stalking him and he was aware of it. And you know what they do when they become aware of someone stalking them when they build a nest, which is a very vulnerable place to be? They build a decoy nest. It’s just for you. “


” When I was younger, I wanted to be older. Now I am older, I am not quite so sure. “


” If you’re a writer, you know that the stories don’t come to you – you have to go looking for them. The old men in the lobby: that’s where the stories were. “


” Most people don’t care if you’re telling them the truth or if you’re telling them a lie, as long as they’re entertained by it. You find that out really fast. “


” Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, it’s just god when he’s drunk. “


” Their memory’s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can’t remember Tell the things you can’t forget that History puts a saint in every dream. “


” It’s hard to win when you always lose. “


” The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable. “


” For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school, you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they’re made of, and wonder if you can make one, too. “


” You know when you throw a party, you think people will show up and no one will like each other. It’s like that with music – parts of your musical psyche have never met other parts. You wonder if you should get them together. “



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