Before my accident I was a little too... selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I'm blessed. I'm really blessed.
And more importantly, I wouldnt be the person I am today, I wouldnt be where I am now and I may not even have been here if it wasnt for the accident.
If I couldn't play drums it would have destroyed me. If you're thrown in the deep end you swim, and that's basically what I did. I had to do it and with the rest of the band behind me and the encouragement I got from people from all over the world, I knew that I was going to play
Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show.
Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage, taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people. And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan.
Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life.
Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
I really don't feel any strong allegiance to any country.
I have never been one for the over-the-top.
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