I hate being ignored.
The world needs actual excitement and emotion more than it needs cool people.
I think performance art comes from a simple place of wanting to express things beyond just sound.
If you want the world to pay for projects, you have to be able to display why you're worthy.
Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn't new - bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.
Neil Gaiman swooped into my life though another friend, Jason Webley, who knew we were fans of each other's work and introduced us via email. Neil and I, like me and Ben, just hit it off instantly.
I see everybody arguing about what the value of music should be instead of what I think the bigger conversation is, which is that music has value, it's subjective and we're moving to a new era where the audience is taking more responsibility for supporting artists at whatever level.
The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like I'm in the middle of a battlefield.
Meditation, especially for people who don't know very much about it and think it's this very hippy dippy thing, can really be powerful, terrifying even, as it lifts the rug up on your subconscious and the dust comes flying out.
I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that's where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is.
I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.
I've always been a creative workaholic. I have never had a period of my life where I didn't have at least half a dozen projects going on at once.
If you're willing to take risks, Twitter is a vast amusement park of interesting life possibilities.
The stage show is, in some sense, highly theatrical. It's definitely not just a band in jeans playing rock and roll.
There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows.
Twitter fascinates me because it's real. It feels kind of unreal, but it makes very real things happen.
I have used Twitter for so many things, from places to stay, places to go, things to do, things I need, medical advice, you name it. Especially when I'm on tour, it really feels like I'm being taken care of by half a million people. It is like having a mom.
I think I've been addicted to openness since long before my rock career. I was terrible as a teenager. I used to go out of my way to make people uncomfortable with personal details. I was always fascinated by the idea that we have these weird, random boundaries between what we do and don't show.
I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don't have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment.
In some way, my fundamental feeling about music is that it's impossible to put a price tag on it. Human beings made music before they made a lot of other things, including tools.