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“For a songwriter, you don’t really go to songwriting school. You learn by listening to tunes, and you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they’re made of, and wonder if you can make one, too. You know, and you just do it by picking up the needle and putting it back down and figuring out how these people did this magical thing. It’s likeā€”it’s rather mystifying when you think about songs, where they come from and how they’re born.”

Interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, NPR, October 31, 2011. [full transcript here]
via Austin Kleon
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