NG: Novels are much longer than songs, and poems almost never have tunes. The biggest clash is I would happily take half an hour for each short story, and I can’t do that.
AFP: songs are like poems: it’s all about economy. i am AMAZED at neil’s ability to write a novel. i’d never have that much patience, but there’s also something magical about taking an entire complex feeling or set of circumstances and squeezing it into five minutes. to each their own. we need all forms.
the results are in..neil and i have answered the questions from our “evening with” twitter Q&A. read all of the answers at http://bit.ly/AFPTwitterQA….plus tons of Q&A about the record-ordering itself.