i love asking rees questions. about his perfect pitch, about his synesthesia, about julian jaynes and the bicameral mind. rees is a smart dude and i think that freaks him out a little bit. would people like him if he had never read a book? would he like himself if he wasn't the smartest guy in the room? those are stupid questions and i don't tolerate them because these are the facts: rees is a smart dude. rees is a curious dude. rees has a genuine talent for music especially when it comes to lyrics. and melody for that matter. anyways, talking about intelligence is boring. what matters are the things you say and the things you do. and rees says and does awesome things. ambitious power-pop with more than one light on upstairs.