'8 Miles to Pancake Day' is a reconciliation of the classic space-time dilemma.
Some places you play in America, it's like 'On the Waterfront.'
The more of what our music does violates the premise of its format that it's presented in, the better. So, hearing our music in the supermarket, a Muzak version, is great.
We try to write things that work on a variety of levels at the same time: A sleek exterior with a turbulent lyric.
It was the 'Gaucho' album that finished us off. We had pursued an idea beyond the point where it was practical. That album took about two years, and we were working on it all of that time - all these endless tracking sessions involving different musicians. It took forever, and it was a very painful process.
My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.