Joseph Arthur in the Current studio

Joseph Arthur and his band The Lonely Astronauts and perform "Chicago" and talk with The Current's Mary Lucia about writing songs for other people, travels to Africa and hallucination. (MPR Video)

Joseph Arthur has released two albums in quick succession. In 2006, he released "Nuclear Daydream," and "Let's Just Be" hit stores in April 2007. After years as a solo artist, he's now recording and touring with his band, the Lonely Astronauts.

Mary Lucia talked to Joseph about the good and the bad of collaboration, and which band member is most likely to snap.

Songs performed: "Spacemen," "Chicago," and "Diamond Ring."

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  • Joseph Arthur and his band The Lonely Astronauts perform "Spacemen" and talk with The Current's Mary Lucia about collaborating, collective decision- making and the inspiration for "Diamond Ring". (MPR Video)