2011 Press: RT Interviews
1/26/2011 (updated 1/31/2011)

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"It's more creative than waiting for lightning to strike. Doing office hours helps
turn on the rusty tap, and once it's flowing, it keeps flowing."

"As long as it's close to what I had in mind I'm happy, I'm not looking for absolute
slavish reproductions of my intentions. Other people's ideas and input can be
really exciting, because the song ends up going somewhere I hadn't anticipated."

"There were a lot of things that I could have done that would have seemed
more like a job, something to pay the rent while I was doing other things.
But I've always wanted to pursue my own musical direction and I've always
been able to just about earn a living doing that."

"It’s nice to get a pat on the back occasionally. As artists we’re not supposed
to be focused on these things, we’re supposed to be focused on our art
and all that sort of stuff, but it’s nice to know that people notice what you do.”

"No, I wouldn’t say it was a reaction to that. Certainly not a conscious one.
I think each project has its own merits and its own reasons behind it."

“Oh dear, you're going to think I'm some sort of debauched lothario, aren't you?"

“If I was to spend the rest of my life thinking about songs, I would still be learning.”

“It’s just the style of music I play. The acoustic, traditional stuff and rock ‘n’ roll.”

"I think I've got to be realistic---my chances of getting the Grammy are quite small,
actually. Usually, it's the most famous name [that wins], because people are not
always familiar with every category. I think Jackson Browne will probably get it."