||A while back I had the pleasure of hearing an interview with Rodney Crowell in which he eloquently praised Mickey at length. The word he emphasized to describe Mickey's work was "enigmatic." I think it fits perfectly. He also said that if you listened to Mickey and didn't "get it," Mickey was not about to come down from where he was and explain it to you. I also found that to be true. Mick was extremely reticent to explain one of his songs to anyone. It's been my experience that if you play some of Mickey's music for someone for the first time, they immediately "get it" and love it or they don't and never will.