Monday, March 31, 2008

calcified charismatists vs. unemployed ex-physicists

At NY Times blog Measure for Measure, songwriters "will pull back the curtain on the creative process as they write about their work on a song in the making." Mr. Andrew Bird kicks it off:

I’m not the most forthcoming person — I only speak when I have something to say. What is becoming more challenging of late is dealing with so many fully formed melodies that are unwilling to change their shape for any word. So writing lyrics becomes like running multiple code-breaking programs in your head until just the right word with just the right number of syllables, tone of vowel and finally some semblance of meaning all snap into place.