I talk to people who are musicians, and they go, Oh this is hell. And I go, Are you kidding me You never put tar paper on a roof, did ya
The things that got me through grade school are helping me out later in life. It's like, I show up on time. If you buy a ticket to one of my shows, I'll show up. I'll be there. And if it says 1000, I'll be on stage at 1000.
He was really cool, ... We really connected. His voice just aches.
I hope it sells millions, ... But more immediately, my real excitement was the idea that Kubrick was somewhere in a room listening to my piece of work and was excited enough by it that he said, 'I want to put that in my movie.'
One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now.
I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
They're over there in harm's way, for right or wrong, on behalf of us. We asked them to go. And I feel for them.
I'm talking to you right now, looking out at the ocean, it's a sunny day, waves are peeling off, my surfboard is in the back of my car... damn, I love it. I'm a songwriter. Pop singer. What a great job.
This is a pleasant change for us. We play Vegas. It is nice to be around people who are actually giving something, instead of taking.
I've been gone on the road for the past three years maybe I've been home for two or three weeks in a year. I literally live - it's like one of those old movies where they show a train, and pages of a calendar are peeling away like leaves, and then there's a picture of me with gray hair.