David Byrne on avoiding writer’s block: After the initial transcription of verbal sounds into nonsense sentences made of real words, a long, tedious process begins. I then begin to write out every phrase I can think of that matches that sonic/syllabic flow — no phrase is too mundane or stupid. I try not to pre-judge anything that occurs to me at this point — one never knows if something that sounded stupid at first will, in a new context, make the whole thing shine. …. My conscious mind might be thinking too much — and at this point, one wants surprises and weirdness from the depths. …. The idea is to allow the chthonic material freedom to gurgle up.