Remember a little record called Lonely People of the World, Unite! from 2005? You know, the one that’s quite possibly on your list of all-time favorite records? On the heels of its eighth anniversary, local musician and recording engineer (and, full disclosure, my “special friend”) Devin Davis crawls out of the woodwork for a guest appearance on this episode of Band Life. Here’s Devin on writing the songs of your dreams. Literally:

The greatest gift you can ever receive as a musician/songwriter is to hear a song of your own creation in a dream and then remember it after you wake up. It’s like a winning lottery ticket that, having circled forever on an endless breeze, suddenly flutters down and sticks directly to your face. The phenomenon is, for lack of a better word, miraculous.