If we'd had another carefree 70's, I'd have been dead. It was a little too carefree, you know? I don't know how carefree they were for me, I think I was worried then, I can't remember what about.
I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology.
My music has a high irritation factor. I've always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.
I'm pretty proud of my film music in general.
Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind.
Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.
Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.
I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people.
Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff.
Thank God for the potholes on memory lane.
I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I.
I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.