The story behind "Vehicle", it's not mind-blowing but I thought it was interesting:
Anaxagoras - 2016-03-15 That "Story behind Vehicle" article has "But I'm a nice guy!" written all over it.
Jeez, what a douchebag. Pretty good song, though.
Bort - 2016-03-15 I don't know, it sounds to me like the two of them were just young, and they both could stand to do some growing up. He didn't have a good grasp of how the other person is under no obligation to be the person you want them to be, and she probably didn't realize you shouldn't go to your ex for favors because that's an emotional minefield. But it very much seems they both figured it out, and it worked out for the best.
Bort - 2016-03-15 BTW I think I finally hear the splices, at 1:16 (on the word "got") and 1:25 (when the trumpet players stop to take a breath). Subtle; you wouldn't even know they're there.