I don't think happiness is necessarily the reason we're here. I think we're here to learn and evolve, and the pursuit of knowledge is what alleviates the pain of being human.
I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.
The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them.
I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.
I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.