There's enough adverbs in the world for you to start creating new ones.
I read books all the time, I'm always reading. I'm not like somebody that reads really fast or a lot or anything, but I always have a book that I'm reading.
The fact that I have a lot of songs written doesn't keep me from wanting to write new ones, or new ones from coming.
This is what I wanted to do from the very beginning: write songs and make records and tour them with a good live band.
I don't feel like I'm half as important as Elliott Smith or Kurt Cobain. And I'm not going to be somebody that became so unhappy that he succumbed.
I like the songwriting. I don't ever listen and then go back and change stuff. For me when I wrote the song, it's always really fun and exciting.
I can watch a movie about a person that can make me feel depressed or remind me of something else, and then later on I'll get an idea for a song.
I tend to like to write a song and then think about it for a while. I record a demo of it and then put it away and wait until I've gotten more thoughts on it or get sure exactly how to approach it.
One of my favorite places in San-Francisco is Aunt Charlies drag show. You pay $3 and see shows that literally give you goose bumps and bring you to tears. As a performer, you know they're giving 100% and you can't help but cry.
I think music is a spiritual way to communicate transcendental things.
A lot of times, magazines end up presenting me as some type of weirdo, but I make my music for everyday people.
A band has a certain responsibility to work songs for years and stick to rules more. A solo artist can just do whatever they want, and also present themselves as somebody who's just singing about their life.
I'm not making any money, but I view it as some sort of investment, or like buying myself a great present.
I wanted a real band. I wanted the Rolling Stones, the Beatles.
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