The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things.
There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable. When you're not doing what you're used to, you could completely fall on your face. You could completely blow it.
When you work with somebody for a long period of time, you develop a shorthand with everything.
You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There's only so much you can do with one record.
To me, 'rock star' conjures up something like a mystic: someone who sees himself as above other people, someone who has the key to the secret that people want to know.
There's something different that happens when you're writing a song for your own record that you know you're going to sing.
I think trying to be offbeat is the most boring thing possible.
Being able to take musical ideas through every iteration is attractive to me. Granted, not everyone's going to want to listen to that, but it should exist.