If you have a lot of nature in your city, it becomes a more enjoyable place. That's my own feeling about it.
On some planet, I probably could have been a lawyer. On some planet, I could have been somebody in advertising.
A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun.
A significant event for me was learning Hank Williams, reconnecting with his music's simplicity, which inspired me to inhabit the same territory. It's different, because I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and punk, so in that sense I'm mutating country and folk more than a few degrees.