Saturday, October 07, 2006

A few minutes into a conversation with Edie Brickell...she cops to "ruining" a song....Apparently the original versoin of "Carmelito" had improvised lyrics that, just before recording, she decided to rewrite to fomr a coherent story. The result, in hindsight, was a disaster.

"That's what you get when you don't go with what flows out of you and you try to reason it into something else that makes sense to other people," she says...."That's what [1990's Ghost of a Dog] was about for me--a real self conscious attempt. I was suddenly very aware people were listening, and that's a really bad foundation for a writer."

PASTE. Issue 24 September 06


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