I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
People might say I'm difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as 'difficult'? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power.
I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
I accepted a change in my life. I didn't choose that change and those are the best changes to make.
I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil.
I think the word soul has gotta come into it. Music that's created just for consuming lacks that soul, that swing, that feeling.
Music is too important to be left to professionals.
As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity, I was a traveler. I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist, and a musician. All my life I've been traveling.
Music is not a commodity, it's a resource.
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.
I'm one of the few that comes from this vantage point: I never tried to get a record deal.
I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
I've been through some dark times but I've experienced joy too. Now that joy can't be suppressed.
Make your own music. It can be done.
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