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The Mountain Goats

Where I'm at and where I've been, that's all I really think about really. That's all I really have, right? Maybe where I'm going, too. Otherwise, it's just my memories and the moment. And those moments' memories. I often find myself telling the same stories to the same people sometimes. I never would of done that 20 years ago... man, these stories are even getting stories. It makes me feel old.

I used to always say that It's not where you live - it's how you live, but you know what? Geography matters. Where we came from and where we're going, not to even mention the places that'll leave us in between.

I used to go down to New Orleans, a whole bunch of times like Mecca. They say that The Crescent City is a lot like a lot of Europe, but the signs are all in English. Well, I don't know about that, but it sure does feel a lot older there. Like the place has more history than even I can imagine.

Some old head tripper once said that we're all really born at the same time, man. What the hell does that mean? There's young and there's old - we've seen it.

We've been it. We'll be it.

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You may also want to check out our Mountain Goats articles/reviews: - another interview with John Darnielle, an interview with John Darnielle, The Life Of The World To Come.

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