DAT machine

This is where I put my little ideas - I’ve had it for two years. It’s digital and stereo, much better than a Dictaphone. I speak into it all the time - you have to do that in my job ; you don’t just sit down and the idea comes, it comes anytime - there’s no such thing as social life, work, split into tidy categories, it’s all just life. The last idea was something I wrote in Greece - wrote a lyric over a Metallica sample. I get ideas all the time, very much. Half of it is I’m just like that and half of it is I’m ordered to do it by my brain, which can be annoying. I’m out dancing for two hours and then suddenly think, ’I can use that for a chorus !

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