Darren Hayman - late of Hefner and currently of Darren Hayman - talks at length to I Taught Myself How To Grow Old. The piece is augmented by some glorious mp3 action, but even without the music, it's a lovely way to spend your time:
Crikey. Well every creative decision I make is both subconscious and conscious. Themes tend to reveal themselves through an automatic style of writing and those themes are revised through re-writes and then start to be themes that an album can be based around. These days I guess I more consciously choose directions and album themes but then it would have been more about what spilled out.