I believe you can remember the future as much as the past
Find your authentic voice, become vulnerable, and then put yourself out there.
I had my dysfunctions, but music gave me peace and joy. I never felt in tune with the world. My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me. My art was my autonomy.
I know my ambitions are big, but you've got to have something after rock and roll.
I like my lyrics to feel conversational and truthful, as if we're having real talk. I don't really like generic lyrics.
I love Chrissie Hynde and Mick Jagger. Someone at Capitol pointed out how much my inflections are similar to Jagger's.
I quickly learned to take anger and use it to motivate me. My sister ran away from home, and she was my world. And that was that. The guitar became my world.
I think if you're doing alcohol and drugs, the chances of you surviving this kind of a pace are next to nothing. I live an extremely healthy life.
I think people are basically unhappy working their jobs, and we all need to have that thing that gets our juices flowing.
I think we're heading into the Creative Age. We've passed through the Agricultural and then the Industrial and then the Information Age.
I want to break the old paradigm of thinking that if you're successful, you have to crash and burn-that all of this won't be there tomorrow.
I want to embrace all of this: touring, going to Europe, Canada, Australia. I want to travel the world, just have a great hang, and hopefully, be a messenger.
I would hope that wherever Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, and Fiona get played is where I'd be played. And right now that seems to be the modern Adult Contemporary market.
I'm a humanist. I'm an observer. I have a very scientific mind. I believe metaphysics and science absolutely blended are more the truth for me. It doesn't work just believing in what somebody says.
Psychology Today is probably one of my favorite magazines, Guitar, Guitar World. People.
Stop thinking you have to go to big industry to have a big life, because it's not the truth.
The Eagles, let's face it, they were a pretty cool group, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie. I had this really eclectic background in music.
I have so many plans! Sometimes it's hard to keep up because at this point it's just been me and the little bit of help my label gives me.
I have a lot of survivor insticts, and I know when to quit. I know when to go forward it my life, but not everybody does.
I was either going onstage or going into an interview or getting on a plane. You can't really feel everything fully when you don't have the time to process.
The most spiritual place you can be in your life is when youre being very real, when youre not allowing everybody and everything to influence your decisions and your moods, and whats morally right or ethically right.
My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me
I first met Hanson over in Japan and they gave me some great advice about the fans and they seem real down to earth. They're great.
A long term goal is to encourage students to start doing concerts in which I or the other artists will come back at the end of the school year to see their concerts.
Everything I read about me is what I say. The way I've come across is exactly who I am. So far, they haven't skewed it to be one way or another too much.
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