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Man, I hate to get depressing on you, but I don`t have a game. I`m so alone, so depressed, so dark, no.

Whereas Jeremy is just the opposite: always moving because he`s never really thinking of anything and the kind of guy you`d worry inviting to a dinner party because he says what he thinks. He can be insulting at times but doesn`t mean to be.

There`s all these ways to instantly communicate - cars, computers, telephone and transportation - and even with all that, it`s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.

I love the idea of playing a character that didn`t over think everything. He knows what`s in front of him and he has an ability to just say whatever he felt.

Also, the more you`re not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world.

I always tell people that to be the funny person in a Steve Martin movie is like getting a call that Keith Moon wants you to play drums on his record. He should be playing drums on his record.

At this point, I think I would garner a lot of hate mail if I was now on the cover of Modern Drummer seeing as I`m not a modern drummer anymore.

In a city where you walk around, it`s impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you`ll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns.

I don`t know the first real thing about the dating game. I don`t know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.

I just find that the harder you work and the more effort you put into yourself, the better you`ll be.

I didn`t have an agent, I didn`t have a headshot. I didn`t even know if anyone would know where to find me. I just went back to highschool and started playing with my band.

Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it`s like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully.

But I`d have to say Young Frankenstein, which I can watch forever.

But I go in spurts, and lately I`ve been Watching School of Rock every night and I`ve been watching Valley Girl a lot. It just depends on the mood.

As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It`s an isolated city in that respect because you`re driving to places alone listening to the radio.

Whereas I think in New York every step is a detour in every direction.

I`m a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff.

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It`s just that constant strangeness. I think it`s a very real thing.

I just have some restaurants to just go and eat there. Do mean places to watch people? I like to go shopping look for guitars and stuff with my friends. Look at Meyer, great old instruments, talk about pedals and stuff.

To be honest, I`m happy in LA because my family is there and I think that`s a great reason to live in a city - to be near the ones you love.

But actually, I`m planning on moving to New York this year and I can tell you one reason why I think New York is incredible: I think things happen to you that you don`t expect have happen to you.

I was heartbroken at the end of that, because I thought that was going to be it for me. Somehow I had worked my way into this movie and it had exposed me to people and I had a chance to be an actor, which I loved, but I didn`t think it was ever going to happen again.

After I quit my band, I definitely was so full, like I`m so full I could never eat again. I had that kind of feeling where the elements, like the touring stuff, were harder for me and I definitely felt fine not experiencing it again.

The thing I definitely related to most in Jeremy was a sincere desire to be alive and meet people. He`s a pretty open-minded person.

But in a city where you drive a lot, you know your destination and you try to get there as quickly as possible unless there`s a roadblock or a detour.

I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it`s just as much about loneliness.

And since we were kids in the 80`s my parents could only take us to see comedies, and basically Martin was the star of the majority of those films.

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