I’m taking a second from the studio to hype my new CD. People keep asking me how it’s going, I tell them, “It’s great.” Ashley wants to know. I tell her we’ll never have to work again. She’s having a hard time with her work, so I tell her that.
I hit the gym and I listen to Jay-Z. He has a confident self image. Tonight I’m reading the first chapter of Beowulf. The warriors slam beer on the table and give long speeches on their bravery and victories.
I’m the greatest songwriter alive. Once I pulled a man out of a burning car. I drove to 48 states before I was 22.
“I’m on the practice field runnin’ two a day, so I don’t drop the ball when it’s threw my way.” ~Jay-Z
This stuff is sounding like an old John Prine album with special guest, Herbie Hancock.
“The industry hates me because they didn’t make me.” ~Jay-Z
I killed a rattlesnake with my bare hands and ate it. I met the legendary hermit “Led King Paul” in backcountry Colorado.
“This time it’s for the money, Brookyln stand up!” ~Jay-Z
I rescued the princess from the top of a big iron dragon. Made a latte for Rene Zellweger in Manhattan. I’ve been to the South of the continent by bus, slept in a Palapa in the jungle with howler monkeys.
“Ima get my grown man on.” ~Jay-Z
“Hope of the Seen and Unseen.” Coming in Summer 2011. Five tracks done, as of this morning.
I jumped off a bridge in the Danube River. We decided to make a baby with rock paper scissors.