I'm kind of old-school and love nothing more than sitting, opening a book, and reading it. But I also love listening to audio books.
I'm not religious, and I'm not a Christian, but I do reserve the right to believe in the possibility of a god.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The idea of songwriting is a transformative thing, and what I do with songwriting is take situations that are quite ordinary and transform them in some way. Apart from things like the murder ballads, the songs I write, at their core, are quite ordinary human concerns, but the process of writing about them transforms them into something else.