I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet. That's going to take another 100 performances.
Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there.
I publish my own music. I'm creating my own songbook. It works that way for me; I'm very independent.
As a person, I'm not that hopeful, but somehow the hopeful part of me reveals itself through my songs.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
I'm trying to have everything that I put into the world be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a difference.
I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone.
There is no seam between my songs and myself-they really are me. It's not like I'm performing; I'm just singing stuff that I really believe.
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that.