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Genius At Work - Mike Skinner's Songwriting Process Laid Bare

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 24 Jun 09


Leonard Cohen used to bang his head against the floor until inspiration came. It's said the painter JMW Turner once tied himself to a ship's mast during a strong gail in order to feel the power of nature surging through him, the better to portray it on canvas.

How does Mike Skinner seek inspiration? By eating greasy food, making smart-arse comments, and arsing around with crop circles…


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