One last thing on ideas. The easiest way to get an idea, I’ve always found, is to look for a good one that somebody else has had, which they’ve then proceeded to screw up. So if any of what I’ve dashed off here over the last few days strikes a chord, feel free to take it and change it and make it yours. And maybe — unlike that Moles guy — you’ll get it right.
I could say more, but I’m out of time. Thanks for having me, Jeff; you other folks, thanks for indulging me.
Well, letâ€™s see ahm â€¦ you know some songs come out of the ground just like a potato â€¦ others, you have to make them out of things youâ€™ve found … like your mother’s pool cue and, you know â€¦ your dad’s army buddy â€¦ and your sister’s wristwatch and that type of thing â€¦ youâ€™d be surprised what you can find if youâ€™re â€¦ you know â€¦ resourceful.
— Tom Waits
P.S. The rest of the trick? Smoke, mirrors, and Wikipedia.