I can write good songs. I can sing 'em, and I mean it, I mean it deeply, and I pour everything into that. Other than that, I suck.
Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.
My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it.
All my songs are where I am.
If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.
Things are brewing. We will, in all likelihood, be seeing you soon. We may even see the inside of a studio soon. Things are stirring. It may even be possible to get me out of my house. Kicking and screaming and being dragged ... but out.
I'm so excited and proud of this album, ... but it was so f-----g amazingly hard. Every record is a new experience.
In L.A., I'm a normal popular guy -- that's what I always liked about being famous. I can still go to the grocery store without being accosted. Back then, the world speeded up to me.
I didn't know what was going on. That's when I realized that everything had gone through the roof. I can't tell you how scary that was.
I know I have to stop reading the message board. I want to read it so I can answer your questions but you people are all insane. Well, at least some of you.
But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.
There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process.
When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.
Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs.