I saw this cat as I walked back to my apartment after putting Dan (Wilson) in a taxi. We spent a few hours tweaking the songs that will be on my next album. For some songs, it went beyond tweaking, into a root-level re-imagining. Dan’s sense for songcraft is innate, and he’s a gem of a person. I felt a real sense of relief at cracking open the vacuum-sealed container that I keep tend to keep my unfinished songs in.