playing the accordion. blood and whiskey. being full of rag water and bitters and blue ruin. pretending i live in a tom waitsÂ’ song. being a vigilante. coffee and cigarettes. hanging out in dark alleyways. drinking brew for breakfast. being a friend to the friendless. playing the blues on an out-of-tune guitar. writing sea shanties and murder ballads. romanticizing everything. all night diners and the seedy underbelly of life. typewriters, tarot cards, and rockÂ’nÂ’roll. driving late at night. getting telephone calls from istanbul. faking you out. running away with the circus. jim jarmusch films. opium. old-timey folk music. pirates. storytelling.