I want to clarify what I mean by a "soft" existence. He moved away from Canada to go to Los Angeles. The winters in Montreal, and in other parts of the nation are incredibly cold, harsh, and unrelenting. I believe that the two best contemporary songwriters (L.C. and Dylan) wanted to escape that bitter climate in order to pursue their lives in different directions; L.C. left Montreal, and Dylan left Minnesota.
Not to put myself in the same category, I, too, left my hometown, due to the fact I wanted to fly to Palm Springs perpetually for six months of the year. I did, in fact, take off to Palm Springs, by myself, for a week one time, and it was a great experience. That's a different story, altogether.
This fleeing is so important in the development of a songwriter / poet. I can't tell you, L, how much my music and poems have changed. It's phenomenal.
So, when I wrote about his "soft" existence, I meant palm trees, and such. I've been to L.A. a few times, and every time I go there I feel like I've travelled to a different planet.
I know he's always writing, and obviously it shows. Nothing improves a writer like writing.
I'm enjoying our discussions, L.
>> isn't that guy so cute?