If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold.
There's not one Tin Pan Alley song on my record.
We played it as long as we could play it on that CD and I think it might be 50 minutes, maybe. What you have to do is play a couple of songs and then get off the stage because everything that trails it sounds stupid.
My job is to write songs that have emotional meaning to me.
You hear it in your brain. Whatever makes sense. Some songs work well as quartet songs, sometimes they don't.
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