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Westerberg on Songwriting in The New York Times

By 25.May.133 Comments

Neil Young insists that if the dog gets up and leaves, whatever you are writing stinks. There is truth here. Phony blues wailing or an ill-suited style attempt will send my own dog running. Yet when it’s so right it’s scary my four-legged audience is guaranteed though I must say he’s yet to come up with a decent bridge. No, the goose bumps do not lie.

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  • Some Guy says:

    Behind all the self-deprecating humor and guarded sarcasm, there’s a sense that Westerberg is at a point in his life where he desperately wants to be taken more seriously as an artist, instead of just the guy who fronted that band of lovable lushes.

  • Jodi says:

    Oh, I like that.

  • Jake says: