Originally published on Entertainment.ie, September 2008
You have this reputation as a writer of very intense, intricate songs. Are you really as intense as you’re made out to be, or is that whole persona just something that’s been invented by the media?
I don’t know. I write songs, but can’t help what’s projected onto me. I’m faced with the same day to day stuff as anybody else. I spent last week fixing things that were broken in my apartment and running errands. Most of the people I interact with on a daily basis don’t even know what I do for a living, so the ‘persona’ thing doesn’t amount to much. Even on tour, I spend two hours a night singing songs, and the rest of the time, staring at the back of people’s heads on airplanes, some fat guy coughing on me. Continue reading »