It's hard to talk about it without sounding like a hippie. But trees are really inspiring to me. They're like the masters of the earth.
I think the key to great art and great artists is to just fully be yourself and not be scared of that, and be the extremes of your personality. Show the extremes of your personality and embrace the imperfections. Embrace the things about yourself that you might not like.
You've gotta dive into the abyss if you wanna get anything good. Every record, you've gotta go down in the abyss and hope that you come out of it alive.
I've got the best parents you could ever ask for. My parents are from New Jersey, and they met in Vermont in college. My Dad grew up listening to heavy, psychedelic music. He's my biggest fan.
Bob Saget is the bear from the Golden Crisp box.
Brattleboro is a very small town, but it's pretty liberal.
I find it harder to write the lyrics afterwards because then you're just trying to fit them into something that's already there.
I have a 15-passenger van, which is not fun to drive in L.A. ever.
I knew there was something about 'Sun Medallion,' in particular, because I just had to record it the second I wrote it.
I listen to top 40, old country, blues... I'm really into Roger Miller.
I love collaborating with people, but I also really love working by myself.
I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music.
I love Hanukkah because it's so weird. You just sit there and light candles and say spells.
I played with the Lust-Cats once in Denver. I've seen Happy Jawbone a bunch of times, but I can't remember if I played those shows or not.
I saw Frances Bean at a Blink 182 show. And she was with a guy who looked just like Kurt Cobain.
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