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Born: 1967-10-27
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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The thing is, unfortunately, I write the best songs when I'm miserable.

Tags: Best, Miserable, Write

Well, a lot of successes come by mistake.

Tags: Mistake, Successes

Writing the songs and producing the songs and arranging them and recording them is your canvas and your palette and your brush.

Tags: Recording, Songs, Writing

You know, you've got to be careful with how you educate your kids in rock'n'roll fashion.

Tags: Fashion, Kids, Rock

A lot of journalists like to suck up to celebrities, and then as soon as they're a safe distance away at their computers, they take shots. But that's the way society has become, especially in pop culture.

Tags: Become, Computers, Society

But at this phase of my life, I want to write and not have to think about whether a song is going to be a hit. I want to explore the music that inspires me, and I don't want to ape myself.

Tags: Life, Music, Write

Music, as many people have said, is the universal language. Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it.

Tags: Beauty, Life, Music

To be a great band it's like you have that telepathy. You know when the bass player's in back of you without even looking. You know when your guitar player's coming up to you to lean up to you and sing into your microphone. You just know these things. You feel it. You feel the energy of it.

Tags: Energy, Great, Guitar

To be appreciated by a whole 'nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it's kind of what I did with the classic bands I love - the ones that influenced me.

Tags: Generation, Love, Whole

When I put out a record or single I don't allow myself to set up expectations like, 'This song must be a number one hit. Its got to sell X amount of records.'

Tags: Put, Single, Song

When people ask me if I have a hobby, a lot of times my answer is that I like to surf in warm water. I like to ski, if I have the opportunity. But really, I like to go to my studio and write music that I want to write, where there's no pressure to come up with a hit single.

Tags: Music, Single, Write

When you're in love, you've found your soul mate, you think life is going one way, and suddenly it's completely apparent it's not. You have to rethink your whole purpose.

Tags: Life, Love, Soul

Who you are as a performer is one thing, but when you're making records, you're dealing with musicians' tastes, their goals, their wants, their needs, everyone's individual pride.

Tags: Everyone, Making, Pride

Dead fish don't swim around in jealous tides.

Tags: Dead, Fish, Jealous

Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It's made everyone overly opinionated.

Tags: Computers, Easy, Everyone

As horrible as jail was, there were some first-rate guys in there.

Tags: Guys, Horrible, Jail

Great classic music that I've been turned on to has not only inspired and influenced me, but it has had an effect on my songwriting.

Tags: Great, Inspired, Music

I'm going to take care of myself because that's what I need to take care of.

Tags: Care

Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam.

Tags: Call, Trash, White

Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down.

Tags: Experience, Music, Today

It doesn't matter what kind of problems a family is having; it should always stay in the family.

Tags: Family, Matter, Problems

Sing the song or keep it inside.

Tags: Keep, Sing, Song

There's a beauty in being part of a band, when there's equality and trust.

Tags: Beauty, Equality, Trust
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I suffer from manic-depressive disorder, and I've chosen not to take medication for it. Because of that, every once in a while I go through manic episodes and really depressed episodes.

Tags: Depressed, Once, While

As I've gotten older, I've found that I'm not afraid anymore to throw my influences into making a record.

Tags: Afraid, Making, Older

Bowie's obviously my biggest influence.

Tags: Biggest, Bowie, Influence

Eventually I want to subsidize my income with other creative outlets that are going to not keep me tied to the road so much.

Tags: Creative, Keep, Road

I can't read sheet music, I have to just listen to it, and then just go for it.

Tags: Listen, Music, Read

I had a period in my life in the '90s where I was definitely young, dumb, and full of even more dumb.

Tags: Full, Life, Young

I prefer a three-piece suit myself. Very sixties rock and roll. But they're not too quirky. Businessmen could wear them.

Tags: Rock, Suit, Wear

I prefer to break new ground, but it gets harder and harder with the territory that's already been walked on.

Tags: Break, Ground, Harder

I sang in choir as a kid.

Tags: Choir, Kid, Sang

I tend to get my hands into all these other things and all these distractions, and after a while I start feeling depleted.

Tags: After, Feeling, Start

I want a performance style that's more cerebral and emotional than physical. I want to be a creative artist, not a whirling dervish.

Tags: Artist, Creative, Emotional

I want my ex-wife and children to be happy.

Tags: Children, Happy

It seems like everyone's got an agenda, and the agenda seems to be selling magazines or air time with sensational stories.

Tags: Everyone, Seems, Time

It's incredibly stressful when the person you love is having a child.

Tags: Child, Love, Stressful

Shoot the bad guys and I'll gladly sing a tune for you.

Tags: Bad, Guys, Sing