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Charlie Fink, the band's singer and chief songwriter told the Sunday Times July 6, 2008 that "Shape of My Heart" is "a celebration song, but it's a celebration of loneliness. So you've got that optimism, but there's an underlying melancholy that I think most people understand. The song is like a party for the uninvited."
The band's name is a marriage of the title of one of their favorite films, The Squid and the Whale and Noah Baumbach, who directed the movie.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."