Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... Charlie Robison
updated 07/13/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/13/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
ON THE DIVORCE The first five years of marriage, it was unicorns and butterflies. Then we both really started touring. It was hard because the kids [Gus, 6, and Julianna and Henry, both 4] need to be with their mom at that age, so I had to fly to where they were. It was exhausting, emotionally and physically. It snowballed. Nobody's fault.
ON KEEPING IT AMICABLE We used the same lawyer. We basically flipped a coin as to who was going to file. There's no custody agreement. Emily lives about 10 minutes away from me [in San Antonio, Texas]. We spend more time together now.
ON WHAT HIS EX THINKS OF HIS DIVORCE SONGS She was like, "Hey, you're a songwriter. This is what you do." If I had been married to a teacher or a nurse, I don't think she would have liked it.