SPB: How do you vary your songwriting approach between your different projects?
T: Most of the songs I've written blast through wounds and articulate a sense of longing and loss. I tend to become obsessed with a theme and it haunts me for years until eventually it is penned down. I do not believe in the "kiss of the muse" -- writing is work, pleasurable work. Generally, I need something to hang a song on: a presence and form. Women tend to be an endless source of inspiration for me in that regard.