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" I prefer a three-piece suit myself. Very sixties rock and roll. But they're not too quirky. Businessmen could wear them. "
" When I was around nine years old, I was a fan of Shaun Cassidy's first album. "
" As I've gotten older, I've found that I'm not afraid anymore to throw my influences into making a record. "
" Lyrically, there's a lot of songs that are influenced by my wife. They're about my wife and I. "
" Life doesn't make any sense unless you can enjoy the journey, and sometimes I take that for granted. "
" I like wearing fitted jackets mixed with jeans, a button-down shirt and a tie. I like to keep the rock and roll feel but class it up a bit. As far as stage clothes, I prefer John Varvatos and All Saints. They have clothing that is really accessible for wearing every day as well as for wearing on stage. I also love J. Lindeberg's suits. "
" Well, a lot of successes come by mistake. "
" Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam. "
" I think to stay in one sound is a career killer. "
" Do I show up onstage late sometimes? That's something I could definitely work on. I'm human. "
" I suffer from manic-depressive disorder, and I've chosen not to take medication for it. Because of that, every once in a while I go through manic episodes and really depressed episodes. "
" I was on the pro-Nirvana, anti-Pearl Jam bandwagon. "
" Who you are as a performer is one thing, but when you're making records, you're dealing with musicians' tastes, their goals, their wants, their needs, everyone's individual pride. "
" Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It's made everyone overly opinionated. "
" I'm going to take care of myself because that's what I need to take care of. "
" As I've gotten older and my life is a lot more stable, I've gotten more into storytelling. "
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" Bowie's obviously my biggest influence. "
" I still love making records, and I'm able to do it because I own my own studio, and I try to do it as much as possible. "
" Eventually I want to subsidize my income with other creative outlets that are going to not keep me tied to the road so much. "
" It doesn't matter what kind of problems a family is having; it should always stay in the family. "
" Bowie is probably my favorite all-around songwriter and performer and personality. His ability to change over the years is such an inspiration. I love 'Young Americans' and 'Fame.' "
" I can't read sheet music, I have to just listen to it, and then just go for it. "
" I had always sung in choirs. Even when it was something to be laughed at or made fun of, you know, in school. And I was always the kid who was picked at the Christmas concert to sing the solo, you know, while the other kids snickered in the front few rows. "
" Music, as many people have said, is the universal language. Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it. "
" You can't be seen in your mid-40s wearing leather pants. No leather pants anymore. "
" My family is the most beautiful thing in my life beyond anything else, even music. "
" I want a performance style that's more cerebral and emotional than physical. I want to be a creative artist, not a whirling dervish. "
" Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down. "
" When you're in love, you've found your soul mate, you think life is going one way, and suddenly it's completely apparent it's not. You have to rethink your whole purpose. "
" The great thing about kids is the immediate gratification. As soon as I get home from touring, my wife and kids become my life. There is nothing sweeter. "
" I tend to get my hands into all these other things and all these distractions, and after a while I start feeling depleted. "