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GROWING AGAINST THE GRAINONCE ONLY A SIDEMAN, RODNEY CROWELL IS CLEAN, SINGLE AND SUCCESSFUL

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I can't give you an answer," he sighs. We went from marriage to something different. It was so unconventional that sometimes we'd have to stop and take a deep breath. We just kept evolving."

However, Crowell's naturally irascible nature comes to the fore when asked to delve into the machinations of Life Is Messy's creation.

Man," he half-growls, that deal is done. Once you've made a record, it's over with. I'd rather talk some more about poetry or a new film or the new Johnny Johnson record. The last thing I want to talk about is something I've already done." Although Crowell may not want to talk about it, Life Is Messy is a tidy exercise in gathering the pieces of his life together. One wonders what the true post-divorce experience will inspire him to create next.

Yet Rodney Crowell is equally unenthusiastic about chatting about the future. Oh, hell, I don't know," he drawls. I just know I'll be going against the grain. I'd hate myself if I was a conformist."

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