"Most songs have meager beginnings. You wake up in the morning you throw on your suspenders and you subvocalize and just think. They seem to form like calcium. I cant think of a story right off the bat that was that interesting. I write things on the back of my hand usually and sing into a tape recorder."
"Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone whos connected with it the studios gone the musicians are gone and the only thing thats left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago."
"You know what I really love? The CD players in a car. How when you put the CD right up by the slot it actually takes it out of your hand like its hungry. It pulls it in and you feel like it wants more silver discs."