I'll tell you who I absolutely adore: Ian McEwan.
Once I've written something it does tend to run away from me. I don't seem to have any part of it - it's no longer my piece of writing.
I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents.
I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.
Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.