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In Repair

In Repair: One Song, One Day
Documentary about writing "In Repair"
One of the moments in the song that makes it different than most songs that I've written is that Charlie Hunter wrote the bridge section himself. It was just kind of his sensibility in that song.
Interview with My Stupid Mouth forum (2005)
Conducted by founder Richard Young

RY: What do you look forward to the most about your new album?

JM: This is the first record I've loved making. Not to put down any other processes, but this is the one where I'll go into the studio and not know what I'm doing. I just went in with Charlie Hunter and Steve Jordan on Memorial Day weekend. We all get in a room and find a sound that moves us and just feel that certain vibe from those specific players. One of my favorite tunes that I ever wrote came out in an hour and a half. That's always really scary when you tell somebody that you wrote a tune in an hour and a half, because if it sucks they look at you like maybe you should've spent three hours on it. It's just happening. It's so much fun and I'm discovering things musically, as I play them and record them that I never thought I was going to do. So I get all the fun because I never thought I'd hear myself sing on this melody or that chord change.

Interview with Mihir Joshi
I don’t really know exactly what the impetus is for writing it. It might just be this kind of emotion that’s waiting to come out in maybe another ten, fifteen, twenty years. That’s what I feel about this whole record, actually, is that I’ll be playing this one to myself and taking advice from it for a long time. You know, not knocking it, but unlike “I want to run through the halls of my high school”… kind of instantly dates of your life. But this is different because it’s just an entire spread of existence. It was originally going to end the record. But then I wrote this [other] song that was kind of a soul project [I'm Gonna Find Another You].