Literature, Lyrics and Humanity:
e: I think the character development in your songs is interesting. Are you influenced by certain literary artists? Why do you think it’s important to bring your characters through an evolution?
CC: Well, there’s Hemingway and Kerouac, Joyce, and Fitzgerald. And we’re all just small shadows against their mountain. I think it’s important to bring characters out so we can see ourselves, so we can scream at ourselves like we are actors in a movie. You know just what a person should do when you observe them objectively through a song. Helps you find common humanity. When Johnny said he shot a man in Reno, I can find the part of myself that did that.