My favorite duo since Thelma and Louise. They got chops, heart, and soul stirring harmonies.

— David Massengill

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Besides my fast and slooow songs, I further divide my work into three main song types: the ballad or story song, the variation on a theme (saying the same thing over and over and over again) song, and the weird song. It's important to have weird songs, but I find that a little weirdness goes a long way.

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Stories were primarily verbal to begin with.

Before there were cave paintings, stories were told over generations. We tell each other thousands of stories in the course of everyday life.

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I give myself the luxury of time in shaping a song.

It's very common for me to work three months or more on a single song. Plotting takes time and effort, for there are many false turns. I fill up pages and pages with my mistakes, thereby eliminating them. Eventually a trail is broken through this mountain of mistakes. Sometimes it's as easy as putting eggs in a basket; other times it's like trying to pound a ton of sand into a diamond.

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I use three main tools in writing: instinct, hard work and dumb luck.

Dumb luck is missing a train and, while you wait for the next one, writing a key word, line or verse. When this happens often enough you begin to believe in Fate.

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I admire the ballad form most of all.

Stories are irresistible. I've always had a passion for stories, the endings being of particular importance.

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