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Elvis Costello has a new CD out today – National Ransom. The almost-Canuck discussed his songwriting in a QMI interview in our local freebie 24 hours newspaper in Toronto today, with a little snippet as follows:
Q: You’ve remained very prolific at an age when many songwriters lose touch with the muse. What’s your secret?
A: I suppose people would give you different views of whether I was connected with it or not, depending on how much they like my last recording – or my last 12 recordings. (Laughs) I love people telling me how great my early records were, when they were mostly roundly ignored. But I never really have done anything out of routine. And I sort of feel I can do it with much more freedom because I have access to a lot of different music and different techniques.
Yes, the Muse remains with Elvis… and may the Muse be with you…