Great Quotations: Will Oldham

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“Writing songs is a profession; so it’s not an attempt to take things from my interactions with other people and for some reason give them to a total stranger to listen to. I find it offensive to hear other people do that. I basically use other things that have touched me as examples, which I know share nothing with the person who was involved, and I know I’m sharing something that has nothing to do with anything specific at all. … I’ve always loved ‘Bat out of Hell.’ Have you ever had a motorcycle wreck? Has Meat Loaf? I don’t think so.”

– Will Oldham, (via The New York Times)

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