I would like to know more about your song Stupid. What led you to write it?
Wow, good question! Many things went into the writing of that song. The jingly jangly guitars is a tribute to The Byrds. Overall, the sound and style is a tribute to sixties folk rock, a period dear to my heart. The opening lines - 'Leonard said there are no institutions, There's nothing to believe in any more' came from a documentary I saw about Leonard Cohen made in 1978 wherein he talked about this era and our lack of structured and ritual beliefs. There was a sense of doom in his logic which really made me think. I tied this idea back into an episode in my own life in which I had sunk into a deep depression and which I nearly didn't get out of. Depression is something I believe you really have to fight with all your might. You need to have a lot of self-discipline - making yourself get up and move even though every cell in your body just wants to lay down and give up. I have battled it out several times. Meditation and yoga and exercise and good positive books have been my method.