David Byrne: the whole way the last record was recorded. It was recorded live in the studio and with loads of musicians, strings and brass and you went to create a whole different atmosphere in the studio with well, according to what I've heard, food and drink and friends. Maverick: And family. David Byrne: And just kind of opened the door to the whole process instead of shutting it away and going oh, now we do our work and then we'll show it to you later or, our lives are somewhere else. I haven't formed this into a question but somebody take the ball away from me. (overlapping voices) Maverick: It's so good. I can't tell you how much fun this is. I haven't had this much fun in ... this is really good. Would you go on the road with us for a while? Tell us stories late at night. Maverick:Yes David, we recorded it like that. Maverick:Tell us the story about the time that ... Maverick:... that we recorded our record. It was so good. Maverick: It was fun. It was about as much fun as this interview, which is fun. It really was. A lot of laughing. I'm not ... Maverick: He's not putting you on. Raul can get into the technical aspects but I can tell you in a very un-technical level it was so much fun to have a spirit of friends and family around and this kind of laughter. We recorded when we wanted to record, when we were ready or when we wanted to take a break or eat something or just listen back to music. We did that. Maverick: So many times, you know, you record and for some reason as musicians you feel the need that when you go in to record it's like you're going to war or something and it's like you shut the doors and you barricade it and it's like nobody talk to you, you know, we're concentrating and you know we've done that. I think it kind of stifles it a little bit, the creative side a little bit. I like the tension created just by the fact that the doors are open. There's a little bit of like, now we kind of have to perform a little bit and while we're creating this music, you know, which essentially is what you do anyways when you go on stage is you're performing, so, why not do that in the studio and so that was sort of the essence of it and we really wanted to invite our friends and family down and just have that whole atmosphere and everybody digging what you're doing or not digging what you're doing. Because certainly there's a couple of friends that will say, oh, we should do that again or whatever. Then, of course, we kick them out. David Byrne: You have to walk a line between showing your influences and things where it could be tongue in cheek or parody of something. Sometimes it's on the border line where you're having a lot of fun with something, quoting something or something that you're influenced by and you don't want to turn it into a parody but you're also having a lot of fun with it. Here I go again. How do you stay on the line and not fall into one side or the other? Maverick:That's an interesting thought actually because you can fall either way easily. I think the key is you've got to, you've really got to, number one, be pretty secure musically and kind of know what you're doing. Know what you're after anyways. And also you've got to have a sense of humor and understand where that shmaltzy stuff or that cheesy stuff comes from. And you've kind of got to have an appreciation for it. You may not have to like it but you've got to at least know where it's coming from and sort of have a sense of humor about it and I think if you do that and you really kind of have a clue as to the intent then you're going to be all right. Maverick: That was the biggest bunch of crap I've ever heard. David Byrne: And that's the part we'll use.