And for some reason when I’m sad I do listen to Leonard Cohen I do listen to Joni Mitchell. I do find myself going to the music that’s actually reflecting my mood as opposed to sticking on Motown which might actually bring my mood up.
The moment of drifting into thought has been so clipped by modern technology. Our lives are filled with distraction with smartphones and all the rest. People are so locked into not being present.
You know when I was a kid waiting on the bus I remember that was when I imagined my life. I imagined everything that I was gonna be when I grew up and I imagined all of these amazing journeys and amazing people I’d meet. Of course all of it has kind of come to fruition.
My dad was quiet angry shut down. So my thing is: I express everything that’s there. I want to get it all out.
Sadness is a very interesting idea this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness and the idea that sadness is very loud and happiness is quiet.
Our imagination just needs space. It’s all it needs that moment where you just sort of stare into the distance where your brain gets to sort of somehow rise up.
The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don’t understand people who get up at 9 o’clock in the morning put on the coffee and sit down to write.
If you don’t mark your successes the day your ship comes in could be just another day at the office and there’s no poetry in that.