The addictive nature of song writing

“You know it’s sort of addictive because there is all this gold just floating in the ether around you. The process of song writing is this process of just discovering and putting together these beautiful animals that live on their own and run around the world and make people feel good or go on trips or open hearts in one way or relate in one way or another. … It’s just such an awesome process that it can be a little addictive, it’s a really interesting compulsion.”

– Edward Sharpe, frontman of the Magnetic Zeros

Kate Tarola, “Addicted to Finding Gold”, The Newcastle Herald, 9 August 2012, p.31.