Jason Isbell on Twitter: “There’s just a lot of things rattling around in my head”


On another writing front, you have a pretty active Twitter presence.

I like it because we have a lot of time on the road and there’s a lot of waiting around, and that particular platform allows me to participate in that conversation as much or as little as I want to.

It reminds me of a huge table at a family Thanksgiving meal. Sort of the way I was when I was a teenager, I would not say much, I would keep my mouth shut until I thought of something that was really, really hilarious. I would speak up, and then I would go back to being quiet the rest of the meal. It’s good for that because there’s just a lot of things rattling around in my head. I have a lot of reactions to the outside world that I don’t feel like would be appropriate for songs, things I’m not interested in writing about, things I don’t want to think about any longer than 15 or 20 seconds. It’s nice to be able to get those things out.

Via Los Angeles Times