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I try to be the fixer of situations and I gravitate to people who are institutional misfits.

I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears.

Luxury and ostentation usually make me feel antsy, like I`m going to get a case of gout.

I like people who have a pulse and aren`t afraid to show it.

That`s what drew me to rock music in the first place - that sense of remaking the world on your own terms.

Sex is funny and love is serious.

A lot of people say I wouldn`t have a down day, but you look at the music and there`s real melancholy.

Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.

I find pleasure in things that are simple.

I don`t really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them.

I`ve always identified with the misfits.

So I like that sound, but I am not interested in being retro.

It`s important to face down your demons.

You make kingdoms and castles on your own.

I carry groceries home on the tank of my motorcycle.

I mean, we keep getting these rock records where you don`t feel the effort. I want to feel an impact, even just for myself, you know?

I was not someone who participated in other people`s castles.

What we value about music and literature are the moments that they create in our minds when we encounter them.

It was a hard time for me to have a pure moment, to be present, to be here.

I`ve spent several years now with my head down.

I think if it`s not monumental, there`s no point.

Am I a rock star? Yeah, I guess.

My music is my way to rearrange the world according to my own hopes.

There`s usually a rhythm and a melody in my head, and that creates an emotional state.

I don`t think DIY is something that necessarily comes to mind when people hear Third Eye Blind, but that is completely how we`ve been from the beginning.

But when our first album came out, I didn`t think it was going to sell a lot of records.

When you`re just shagging girls, you can talk about it, but once it gets real, then you don`t.

My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can`t tie together, or things I`ve lost, or things I`ll never have.

But I`m not worried about seeking out the approval of others - that high school thing of joining the club.


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