No, I wish we could. We tried to for years. This Make Believe sort of started with me and Sam [Zurick, guitarist for Cap'n Jazz/Joan of Arc/Owls/Make Believe] really wanting Owls to work and not being able to make it work. It just grew out of that impulse.
I never really sit down and write. Maybe once every 2 or 3 days, I'll sit down and write for an hour. Actually, it's more like every 5 days, I'll sit down and write for an hour. But usually it's just I make notes to myself maybe one minute every fifteen minutes, like, 'oh, there's a real ring to that phrase' or 'how about that birds nest in the chandelier'. It's just an amazing world. If they're abstracted, it's not to be difficult. I did this interview before the show and this woman asked me, 'Why do you have to be so obtuse and difficult? It's sort of elitist'. That sort of disappoints me because I feel like in my mind it's more open-
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