This issue of our magazine is all about serendipity and coincidental insights and happy accidents. So what would you say: can life be planned?
A lot of the things that have happened to me I have had to make wishes for and really envision. I had to write down my wishes and really think about what I wanted. I know it sounds like witchcraft or something, but it has been incredible how that works.
Is that like when people sometimes wish for a parking spot by sort of talking to the universe?
I think maybe there is something to that, that things happen if you want them enough. Though it’s not like I write things down and they happen the next day. For years I wrote down all my wishes. I still write down everything that I want to happen in a little black notebook, whether it is musically or just wishing good things for my friends or my family.
Would you recommend that to everyone?
You should try it. The hardest thing is just staying with it.
Do you consider yourself a strategic person?
I guess so. I wouldn’t normally use that term for myself, but it really makes sense the more I think about it. My whole life I have always been planning records and songs, planning concerts a year ahead and how I want to release my albums. I have to plan lots of things a year ahead of time, so I guess that would make me a strategic person.