The people that impress me are Bob Dylan. The ones who keep working, year in and year out, and keep coming up with stuff.
In my older songs, I used to hide behind fictional characters to deflect attention away from myself.
My joking answer to this question is that I leave a bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy. In the morning, the milk is gone and there's a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl.
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