Maybe the only thing people do less than listen to full records these days is read actual books. But I often have more to say about my songs. And writing stories offers a lot more real estate, allows for more elaborate details and far lengthier description than within the confines of a few minutes of tight rhyme scheme and rhythm. So I put my guitar down after returning from Corsica in 2010 and tried to type out the tales that led to the songs I wrote while there. 140 Goats and a Guitar is a memoir. It's very personal and confessional. The Free Brontosaurus came next. It's equally emotional and maybe just as personal, though it's fiction and so veiled behind a set of characters, each of whom has a song on Cardboard Boat. That book is a puzzle. You have to figure out which song goes with which character. And thus, I have invented a combination (book and record) that might just appeal to the smallest market subset imaginable. If you're in that subset, though, I think you're the coolest.