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My idea is to play with the people who you know want to get it right. Then it’s fun and easy to record, and you…
It’s a tough thing to know that when you’re making your album, you’re going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That…
In many ways, I’ve chosen to be plain, almost too plain, too self-effacing. Like, if I record a vocal and I don’t like the way…
Everyone, when you’re a teenager and you’re growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but…
But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that’s the center of…
The way I see it, there’s only one melody for any song.
You never know when you put out an album that’s unique whether it’ll get beat up for it or not.
The reason I stop playing songs is usually because I get sick of them, and then they find themselves back into the set list at…
The press is like any business. It’s a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster.
Now that I have found someone, I’m feeling more alone… than I ever have before.
I’m really good at writing ‘almost hits’.
I’m not really a strange person or anything, so if there’s music I like, usually there’s other people who like it too.
I’m aware that I’m very fringe, and it’s nice that way.
Even though I live in America more, I feel like when I go to Adelaide, that’s when I get to go home.
Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano.
A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they’ve seen everything.
My job is to be some sort of music/lyric psychic, to figure out that that’s the right song to not fight the lyric.
Everybody knows it hurts to grow up… and we’re still fighting it.
Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there’s a lot of subtlety. That’s what I’m proud of.
Next door, there’s an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for…
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