I'm not practising, I don't go to church, but what I got from it was a sense of belonging to something bigger. What I really miss is being forced to be in a community with people that aren't the same as you. Then, you really have to work through the ways that you're different.
Being in a rock band, I feel a certain responsibility to have a weird haircut. I mean, who else gets to do that?
We're exposed to ideas everywhere. The world is full of ideas. I think that television is a pretty powerful medium in that regard.
I love my iPhone; it's great to have a camera around all the time.
A lot of people get really stuck in this idea that everything's been done and there's nowhere left to go.
Everyone has their own talents. It's up to the individual to see what you can actually do.
It's a lot easier to sabotage your career than to have a career to sabotage.
The film 'Black Orpheus' is one of my favorite films of all time, which is set in Carnival in Brazil.
The idea of dancing to bad house music is something I could never get behind.
The idea of peer critique, of talking about each other's art - I just found it so useless.
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I'm kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that's its own form of religion, and it's not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
I'm not a good hipster - if I let my moustache grow for weeks, it just looks like I have dirt on my face. I'll never have a glorious handlebar moustache.
Whenever you're talking about meaning, basically... I think a lot of the human experience has to do with trying to understand what things mean, and there's not really any tools to do that unless you're thinking about it in a more spiritual or philosophical realm.
If you think about it, if you've ever been to a Catholic service, it's practically a laser light show. It's very dramatic, very theatrical. The outfits they wear, it's all designed to be impressive.
Our music may sound big emotionally, but that's more to do with the playing, the level of musicianship and the full-on energy. Often, the lyrics are often quite small and focused.
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