I always have my guitar with me wherever I go, because I never know when the muse might just show up and help me out a bit. I believe as singer/songwriter, while there is a structure to writing songs, a lot of it comes from the ether. I mean, I'll play the chords to get the "feel" but once that happens, something else just takes over. Not trying to get religious on you, but this has always intrigued and scared me. I don't like to look too close at the process of writing a song, afraid that the muse might just shake his head and walk off for good. However, 12 years ago, I did end up through false pretense, helping make a documentary in LA with my friend Thom Zelenka about this exact topic. While I won't get into it here, feel free to check out the video. At the time, I had no idea he was going to be doing a documentary about this, but I'm glad he did. It's a beautiful diagnosis of songwriting, the craft and well...what it takes to find that spark of creativity that may just write a great song. I do have to point out, I hate the song I finally wrote. In fact, when I do play it in front of a live audience, it's the only song I've ever written with a swear in it. Lol. But it's in that discipline of writing the song where the gems come from. I can look back on this experience now with an open mind and if I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self to relax and stop thinking about this as a project for a film, but rather just another song. You'll see in the doc, at first, I was there w/ my inner spark (firefly) but in the end, I let it burn my ass to the ground. But that's songwriting, sometimes we find the flame and sometimes we get incinerated by it. Enjoy!