The beauty's in the scars.
I like to make the music that I really love. You're supposed to make your favorite music that no one else played, and I'd like to just keep it at that and not really change it at all.
It's fun to toy around with press stuff a little bit, because in many ways it's not a real world.
I got into guitar because no parent will buy their eight-year-old kid drums, unless they're divorced and trying to get back at their wife.
Banks are kinda cool, you put some money in there. It should be kinda vaguely sexy, but it's not.
I think music is a selfish masturbatory event - for the listener, the maker, the candlestick...maker.
I write about my life and the lives of people around me and situations, and the idea's for each record to try to make you a better person, to understand the life that you lead more.
I hate that sense of entitlement or the sense of business crawling into playing music.
Records don't have to be perfect.
I like to write about things that are dark or twisted. Where the poetry seems to be is when you start in the dark and reach for the light - that's what makes it not depressing to me.
I've been playing live gigs since I was 13. I really don't know how to do anything else, and please God strike me down.
After all, nothing helps to write lyrics more than to mess around with the language.
I think the notion of understanding each other is a relief. It's not a thing you get with everyone you hang out with.
When you try to put everything into music, there's no room left to try to make you think we're cool. We know you think we're cool.
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