But on a utilitarian level, I realize that to try to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people, sometimes we have to become salesmen for what we believe, and part of being a salesman is being effective.
I love going on tour and playing music for people.
I love the idea of making records that people can use, records that have a sense of utility.
I run into a lot of people who are instantly filled with ridicule at the idea that someone wouldn't eat meat.
I buy things with the best of intention of living in them and then life intercedes.
I thought that my life would be spent working in a bookstore, teaching community college, and making music in my spare time that no one would be willing to listen to.
But at the same time, I don't let myself regret things to the point that I'm paralyzed.
better a loving single parent family than a 'conventional' family wherein the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue.
Whereas for me, touring tends to be a very strange and isolating experience.
The way I work on music is that I go into my studio, and I start playing music, and I see what happens, and... I never think about it.
That is not all I need. I need dogs. A house filled with dogs and a smart, funny, kind, loving girlfriend or wife.
why can't a democrat get fired up about protecting the environment and enacting gun control legislation just as right wing republicans get fired up about making sure that children have access to assault weapons and banning 'the catcher in the rye' and 'harry potter'?
I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult.
one simple word: ugh.is something still considered a conspiracy if it's played out right under our noses?
I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He's got such a wicked sense of humor.