“I could make a lot of analogies to writing, but I don’t know if they’d make any sense. Personally, I feel better when I’m making raw material – sketching stuff musically, writing things in notebooks, just accumulating. That’s the pure stuff, the essence of everything, the stuff that comes from somewhere that you can identify as being other than you. You let it come out the way it’s supposed to come out, and look back later and maybe not remember anything about why it was written. The best stuff is smarter than you are, and it just doesn’t smell like you.” – Jeff Tweedy.