The only person who can say they're happy getting old is someone who isn't actually old yet. Every day, I get less and less happy about that idea.
It's an Australian thing to be dismissive. We find that endearing. Americans don't. They believe what you say.
My muse is my wife. It's not some vague thing that flutters around the astrosphere or wherever it is. Sometimes as a songwriter you need something to hang a song on, to give it some kind of presence and form. For me, Susie is that.
I'm an Australian, and when I grew up much of my influences were American - blues music and country music, all that sort of thing.
Hubert H. Humphrey