I make decisions based on my work, not based on meetings with my business managers, who I don't like to meet.
With time and experience comes a different perception of what's going on around you.
There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, 'That's not gonna make me happy.
I'm interested in authentic experience and the essence of that creative place, and where those myths begin and where they become real on any level.
The counterculture has nothing to do with Dolce
What I had to learn was, that I'm only responsible for my perception of things. The world's not out to get you. That's not the way it works.
I didn't want to be told what to do. I don't want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything's turning into one big commercial.
My music is how I feel, and that's changed from being twenty years old to being forty-three years old.
No matter what, I'm always interested in making music.
Since the early Nineties it's been very fashionable to say, 'It's all about the music.
It's funny, after a while, you get tired of having to fight someone because they don't like the way you look.
When I think about the real pioneers of the psychedelic movement in a musical sense, not just the culture, everything had a handmade sort of vibe to it.
Singing isn't always about being on key; it's about emotionality.
Now as a musician, if you have it within you, you can create your own reality. Believe me, it's a novelty.