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Writing songs is a profession; so it’s not an attempt to take things from my interactions with other people and for some reason give them…
I’d like my records to reach as many people as possible, but I’m also thinking in terms of how I can keep from getting jaded…
I write a song to be recorded. And to some extent to be performed, but definitely more to be recorded than performed, because the recording…
I think records and music are more appropriate and more respectful of the human soul than the churches are. And more respectful of the needs…
I don’t like going to cities. I don’t mind maybe being in a city sometimes for a few hours, but I pretty much don’t like…
I do not want a personal relationship with my fans. Or to do anything that encourages them to think they have one with me. They…
When I was a kid, I always thought that acting was going to be the way to go.
What is normally called religion is what I would tend to call music – participating in music, listening to music, making records and singing.
Too much emphasis is put on American roots music when people try and place me. You know, I grew up listening to punk.
People are looking for fame or a focus, and I can’t provide that.
It’s O.K. to accept good fortune.
I think that what trips up a lot of great musicians is that they become involved with too many things that aren’t where their strengths…
I think everybody works from a defensive position, for the most part, in the film industry.
I really hate press.
I make the songs and part of making them is singing them. But what you hear is not me. It’s the song. It’s through me.
I like rural areas.
I figure it’s okay to make certain rules, whether or not people despise you for it at the time.
I don’t like the idea of being surrounded by hidden things; people you can’t see in buildings and cars.
Cities are made for enemies to destroy.
It’s nice to be able to backtrack and not be embarrassed by the music you used to listen to.
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