I'm sensitive and get easily upset and insulted.
There are probably five songs in the world that I get excited about when I hear them on the radio.
I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are, it's who you are.'
I think it would be very difficult to maintain one kind of art or whatever for your whole life. I think it's unrealistic.
A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It's not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.
I have social anxiety. It's easier up on stage because there's security in being there. When I'm off stage I'm trying not to be a manic freak. I'm quite shy.
When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones.
I'm a fan of the Strokes, so my big fantasy was that one day I would get to sing with them.
I don't really even go out that much now except to walk my dogs, because I don't want to be recognised.
Knowing now what goes into making a successful artist, it's disheartening.
I'm sort of a gay man trapped in a woman's body when it comes to music sometimes - it's crowded in here!
When I was 10, my parents really valued success in the arts, and I thought if I was a famous 'something artistic,' that they would love me more.
I'll be the songwriter for pop stars and then they can be the front person and I don't have to be famous.
I'm really visually stimulated more than anything. I don't really listen to music. I'm more into watching telly or watching movies and visual art.
Like when I'm singing live I can't hear myself. I'm just listening to the rest of the band. To listen to my voice, it doesn't even feel like it's me.
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