As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs.
I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.
I know a lot of people who have tremendous commercial success and they go directly for it. There's something that has always been difficult about that for me.
I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.
I think of my songs as there to be something to move people emotionally.
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
Composition is definitely what I'm born to do, and it came last.
I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone.
I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott's albums, so I created my own record company.
I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
It sometimes feels like I'm not doing anything.
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