“OK, while you’re musing on that question, here’s Song #2! Prompt: Optimistic. The song is called “Dogs of History.” I was thinking about how it’s really only possible to be optimistic if you truly let the past go, because our memories tend to pick out the most heinous garbage with which we can endlessly torture ourselves.”
"And yet, just like a romantic relationship that has run its course, there’s a way that you know something’s over in your bones way before you’re ready to admit it to yourself or anyone else. Looking back, I think that taking a hiatus was a way for us to avert a full-fledged existential crisis - a way to see other people, as it were. And it seems it’s taken a solid year to fully accept what is really happening. We’re moving on."
"There are a lot of dates that we could conceivably use to celebrated the anniversary of Girlyman . There’s the date that we first performed under the name “Girlyman” (Feb. 3, 2002), the date we first arranged “Montpelier” for three voices in a car together (Aug. 1, 2001), the date Doris & Ty met (Sept. 1981). But the date that we most often use is the date that we scheduled our first rehearsal: Sep. 11, 2001."