We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?'
I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses - being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.
I grew up in cattle country-that's why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health.
I'm also alternative because of Canada - there's something romantic about being Canadian. We're a relatively unpopulated, somewhat civilized, and clean and resourceful country. I always push the fact that I'm Canadian.
The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.
When women make their image about youth and sexuality, and not about intellect, that's kind of a dead-end road. So I think it's a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society.
To dance is human, to polka is divine.
I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I'm too something. I'm too this, I'm too that. And my music has never really had a home. I've been this floating alternative. I'm too mainstream for alternative. I'm too alternative for mainstream. And I'm just kind of wandering.
Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.
Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
The older I get, the more I embrace who I am.
I just try to speak passionately about things I'm involved in and moved by.
You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself.
I don't sing anything that hurts my voice.
I certainly fall in love with artists. I think that's probably the aspiration of an artist, to make a listener empathize so deeply that they do fall in love with you.
There needn't be a distinction between your life and your music.
If you knew how meat was made, youd probably lose your lunch.
I never, my producer never, we never let myself just sing. We were always trying to get the perfect vocal.
Country music was a part of my life. Now it isn't. We had a good relationship, really, but we wanted each other at arm's length. The people in Nashville didn't want to be responsible for my looks or my actions. But they sure did like the listeners I brought.
Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.
As a songwriter you have an umbilical cord to the song and it's hard to expand on your understanding of the lyrics. Whereas when you cover a song you can create your own reason why you're attached to it.
I like the music. I don't like the business. I get very tired of the travel and moving, constantly moving. But the hour-and-a-half that I'm making music, I'm one of the happiest people on earth.
I never get tired of exploring Americana or country music, and I always have a little bit of a crooner in me that never seems to go away.
I don't believe that human beings are necessarily monogamous.
I'm proud that I was one of the first ones out, singing loud and proud.
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