The key to change... is to let go of fear.
I'm not the first person to make an album about death; I'm not even the first person in my family, Rules of Travel.
In normal circumstances, you would be allowed the time to process your grief and then to get some distance so you can get back to your own life. Me and my sisters and my brother, we've never gotten any distance.
Because I was starting out in my 20's. I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't want to use my dad or have people say I was using him.
I am so sick of reading about another car bomb, another suicide bomber, another 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis.
It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view.
It's a little dangerous for me to get outside myself and think about how I want people to see me.
And I don't think that success is going to destroy me at this point in my life, like I used to think.
Yeah, I was in the phase for the last ten years or so where every record I made I said OK, that's the last one, I don't want to record anymore, I don't want to do this any more, I don't want to have a public life.
I do not believe in terrorism, violence, destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
War is idiocy. We live on a small, small planet, and what we do to others is what we do to ourselves.
If a relationship is founded on love it doesn't end.
Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it.
For the first time in 23 years I'm enjoying the process of supporting it, of going out and doing shows, and doing the interviews, and doing everything.
My record label is treating me like I'm a new artist, which is exciting after all this time.