I won't go into the details, but I ready myself for the day. I am a high-maintenance type of guy.
When I'm singing 'Deanna,' for example, which I sing pretty much every night, it brings forward a kind of imagined, romanticized lie about this particular person, which I find really comforting and exciting to sing about.
The more settled I've become, the more problematic my characters have become. There was a period when I wrote sensitive and gentle songs and these came at a time when life was at its most destructive. I think you write about what you need, on some level.
Everything that's said against me offends me, whether it's true or not.
Sean Patrick Thomas