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aBout MUSIC

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it, because sometimes he runs away with and its like, “whoa! I don’t really know what happened to my idea.” We really have to trust each other to respect each other’s vision. It’s hard. We have to get to that place of trust where it’s sort of like, “okay we know that this is a germ of an idea that we are going to work on together.”

Do you believe in having a muse or are you too realistic for that? I am not that realistic! I mean, I am sensible, I am a sensible unrealist. My muse is me. I am my muse. My life experiences are my muse. It’s quite a leap from making out in the elevator with Eugene to…

Do you still write at the piano? How do you know that happened? Oh yeah all the time. But when my son was just becoming a toddler, he would run over and pull my hands off the keys whenever I tried to play and say, “my piano!” I think it stresses him out when I play because it’s sort of like Mommy’s job takes her away, you know? So he associated me playing music with absence, and it was really hard. Then when he would take a nap, I didn’t want to wake him up, so I never got to play the piano. Now he goes to school and so I have the morning alone and I play all the time. Do you still keep pictures of your family on the piano? Oh yeah, I have a couple of pictures on the piano but the walls are just covered with family pictures. My Dad’s a huge inspiration to me, especially, and my mom too. But my Dad was wild. Do they serve as a muse for you? More kind of just remembering where I come from and parts of my life that I think I might forget if I didn’t see the pictures.

I heard “Hey Eugene!” your song. The song. Oh (laughing). Am I too confessional? From that to “Over the Valley.” That’s another one of your songs. That’s interesting; I never really thought of it that way. Well, I mean at 25 in New York City, it’s a different kind of lifestyle. In your 30s in Portland? A little more contemplative, you know? I am not having that kind of adventure anymore. My adventure now is making my house as cozy as I can possibly get it. Don’t you have any adventures when you go all over the world? Yeah, but I am married, and I have a baby. I am the one who goes to bed right after the show; I am not hanging out with the guys all night. Purple dress: Catherine Malandrino, NYC Black dress: Catherine Malandrino, NYC Necklace: ten thousand things, NYC Earrings by China Forbes Bracelets: China’s own Flowers by Sammy’s Flowers photo - Tim Sugden

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