How do you reconcile your family life with your writing?
“It’s not exactly reconcilable. I’d probably write a lot
more songs if I were living alone. But I don’t like the trade-off because
I also love my wife and kids! Besides, writing is about recording the changes
in your life, not changing your life so that you can write.
So instead, I try to get to the piano and the guitar most every day and keep
growing on some level, then one day I go into this ‘other space’ for
reasons unknown and write a bunch of songs in 48 hours with no sleep, or something
like that – a whirlwind thing where it seems like nothing can go wrong
and I’m just kind of plugged in. Then I call the band, and during the rehearsals
I’m back to being a full-time musician again instead of just a rock ‘n
roll dad. I learn and re-learn not to force things to happen. Everything has