That's Not Me

Damien Jurado will be the first to tell you: He's not his tragic, razor-sharp songs

It's not an easy job, he admits. "I definitely feel alone. I feel like a total freak sometimes, as far as music goes, and as far as even my own musical community, because I'm flipping through the magazines and I'm just not understanding where I'm fitting in. People have clumped me in with, say, Elliott Smith or whatever. And I don't even like Elliott Smith; I don't listen to his music. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I don't really feel a connection with anybody else." He pauses for a second, worried that he sounds like another indie-rock malcontent. "It's not something that I purposely do. I feel I just don't."

Community or no, Jurado's dedicated himself to drawing lines where they exist invisibly, telling the stories that fill the world with or without him. "This is just something that I do," he offers. "It's just like if you're thirsty, you can then go get a drink. Well, I have these thoughts, so I'm just gonna let them out on paper or in music. It's something I do."

Damien Jurado may feel like a winner, but the people in his songs rarely do.
Jennifer Patrick
Damien Jurado may feel like a winner, but the people in his songs rarely do.
Rehearsals for Departure and Ghosts of David, two of Jurado's "ongoing thoughts."
Rehearsals for Departure and Ghosts of David, two of Jurado's "ongoing thoughts."

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