Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oh, and one of the best answers ever to a question of clarification

So, I am an utter Okkervil fanboy, but in their series of Q&As arround the new release someone asked singer/songwriter Will Scheff to explain some of his songs/thematic connections/creative processes and so on. I just thought this bit was wonderful:

At the same time, I feel like if this stuff isn’t a little mysterious, even to me, than some kind of wholeness is broken. And if it’s not mysterious to listeners than the whole album can be thought of as just a bright fluorescent-lit room with nothing in the corners, no secret doors, nothing hidden, nothing special.

Oh, and you can read the rest of the Q&A here.

All right, enough Okkervil River stuff already, I promise.

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