When you're 16 or 17, I think like most people that age, the first time you experience certain things in life, whether it's heartbreak or death or love, obviously it's going to seem like a much bigger deal.
When I run into a person or a kid that comes up and gives me the spiel about, 'Hey, I got your record at this time in my life, and it really helped me,' that stuff totally still rings true. If you're standing there talking to someone, it's really easy to tell if they're being authentic or not. And that's great.
You can do a lot to shape the feeling of a song by the way you record it.
I have a terrible memory in general, but one thing I've always been able to remember is my songs.
John Griffin Carlisle
Luc de Clapiers