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Life Lessons from Robert Pollard

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by Robert Pollard, from Magnet
May-June 2005 

Touring is something you get used to. It can be difficult and grueling, especially for a band like us that drank a lot and played three-hour shows, but I learned to enjoy it. I learned to relax during the long drives and make better use of the hurry-up-and-wait aspect of load-ins and sound checks (like, not attend them). By the end of the tour, I’m more than ready to go home. After a couple of weeks at home, I’m anxious to go back on tour.

Writing is easy. It’s an ongoing process, like eating, breathing, or sleeping. It shouldn’t be painful or difficult. It’s a report on the state of the soul and, like the soul, should be continuously evolving. It does so through inspiration. From people, books, film, music. When inspiration is lacking, you get writer’s block.

Three-way phone conversations can blow me.

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“@CongJoeWilson: We can’t afford to wait 10 years to solve these problems. The reckless spending has to end now. #debtceiling” you lie! ;)

relearning the beauty of baby steps. ambitious plans on back burner. #slowcookedgoodness

more #lyrics: do not disturb the residents/close your cover as you strike/resist the impulse to make sense/as many helpings as you like

#lyrics continued: dismember every memory/it’s not a future that i seek/no perfect 3-part harmony or words to speak

#lyrics cont: the breath of our beginnings keeps the spark alive/world of miracle/mother poetry cover me with eyes/see through this disguise

#lyrics continued: dismember every memory/it’s not a future that i seek/no perfect 3-part harmony or words to speak

tinytelephone:

Mastering with Bernie Grundman. Wow, this guy has the most wonderful signal chain, a discrete hand made console, custom tube 1/2” deck, and a rebuilt Sontec vinyl cutting lathe.

that’s the way to do it!

tinytelephone:

Mastering with Bernie Grundman. Wow, this guy has the most wonderful signal chain, a discrete hand made console, custom tube 1/2” deck, and a rebuilt Sontec vinyl cutting lathe.

that’s the way to do it!

Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain.
Bob Dylan (via kari-shma)

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