Film seems to be a medium designed for betrayal and violence.
What you're really after when you see a film or listen to a song is a singular vision, and I'm not sure how much of that you really get in Hollywood.
I don't feel I'm thrown around by the winds of taste and fashion.
After a while, you just don't do things you don't wanna do - that's the great freedom you get, the older you get. You learn what to do and what not to do, and what will be a waste of time and what won't be a waste of time.
Self-editing is the way I write. Ten verses of a song and it's finished. Then we start playing it and if I see that it's too long, I'll start cutting.
I've always hated narrative songs. I hate those songs where, basically, it's an unfolding of a story.