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Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

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Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

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Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

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It's about us breaking up as a couple and also about changing weather. You know, it's multiple levels of meaning — weather being a metaphor for my emotions. That's kind of what all of my songs were about then and, arguably, they still are.

Phil Elverum goes through the studio creation and his state of mind for The Microphones' "I Want Wind To Blow," from the 2001 album The Glow Pt. 2. Honestly, this story's better heard than read, so click on the audio link.

The Song Exploder podcast tells the story of songs by breaking them into their pieces and letting you hear how they were built.

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