I’m not sure what happened this week, but I just finished the second of two new songs. Listening to some of Beirut’s jauntier tunes in celebration (well, they’re all pretty jaunty, I guess). I feel moderately good about the first and very good about the second, which is, incidentally, the one I was struggling with in my post about Sufjan Stevens. I didn’t wind up going with his device, though I’m sure the song will evolve. I felt particularly constrained today, just in general, and when I got home, I went straight to writing. It was like opening a bottle under pressure. Continue reading
I started this post wanting to do a “Six Degrees of Sufjan Stevens” article, but my other thoughts on the topic sort of derailed that effort. And really, Stevens is involved in so many projects that no connection would be all that surprising. I’ve liked Sufjan Stevens’s music for a while now.