"Every song is a conversation. A song needs to first make a connection and then tell a story about that connection. The result? A great conversation! A well written song will weave the story with a memorable melody and back it up with great guitar, piano, ... Whether it is an original or a cover, the best tunes always pass along some common theme - just as in true story-telling - so that the 'teller' and the 'told' become as one."