Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.
My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can't tie together, or things I've lost, or things I'll never have.
I play video games, dude!
I find pleasure in things that are simple.
I like people who have a pulse and aren't afraid to show it.
You make kingdoms and castles on your own.
Well, I would sit on the bed with my guitar, write these really personal songs, and then take them around the world.
What we value about music and literature are the moments that they create in our minds when we encounter them.
But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others - that high school thing of joining the club.
It's important to face down your demons.
A lot of people say I wouldn't have a down day, but you look at the music and there's real melancholy.
I don't think DIY is something that necessarily comes to mind when people hear Third Eye Blind, but that is completely how we've been from the beginning.
I try to be the fixer of situations and I gravitate to people who are institutional misfits.
I was not someone who participated in other people's castles.
It was a hard time for me to have a pure moment, to be present, to be here.