“Sometimes they’re coming so fast there’s not enough to catch them in. And other days you have to do a rain dance for it. You wait. I’ve got tape recorders all over the house. I can scribble notes on a napkin. But what I’ve really done is learn to exercise my memory. If I have a melody in my head, my challenge is to keep it in my head all day. And then try to sit down to dinner, forget it and then go back in the car and see if I can remember it again. I think if this is a really good melody it’ll never leave me. Some you lose. A lot of them get away. Those are the best songs, the ones that got away.”

—Tom Waits, in a New York Times profile from 2002



Yuan Qing is a student/graphic designer in Singapore, and this is his tumblelog.

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