The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it.
Work creates an enormous sense of self and I saw that in my mother. She was an enormous, towering figure to me in the best possible way. I picked up a lot of things from her in the way that I work... I also picked up a lot of the failings of when your father doesn't have those things and that results in a house that turns into a minefield.
I have to write and play. If I became an electrician tomorrow, I'd still come home at night and write songs.
Benigno Aquino III
Jaime Ray Newman