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April 20, 2012


Jeff Shattuck

Really enjoying these posts, this one especially, as I, too, have songs that I started years ago and am only now finishing. Distance helps. Sure, there's the immediacy of the moment, but I've always done better with things I can stand a bit apart from. When I truly step into it, I step in it. Wish this weren't so, I would love be a more spontaneous writer -- but I'm not.


There will be a track on my next album that I wrote in 1976 as a kind of new wave/punk rock song. Or as close I ever got to such a thing! This time around it's a ballad. Words are amazingly flexible things. And time does interesting things to them.

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