We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn’t classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can.
I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it’s a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life – then I think it’s a great career.
I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you’ll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on.
Remember Graham Green’s dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do.