Here are the best bits from the Cover story on B.D.:
Why do you have the need to reshape things?
Because that’s the nature of existence. Nothing stays where it is for long.
You’v described what you do as a calling.
everybody has a calling, don’t they?
some have a high calling, some have a low calling, There is a lot of distraction for people, so you might never find the real you, No kind of life is fulfilling if your soul hasn’t been redeemed,
What’s your estimation of president Obama?
you should be saking his wife what she thinks of him., She’s the only one that matters,,,,
Look, I only met him a few times, He loves music, he’s personable, What the fuck do you want me to say?
On the ‘Tempest album’: There’s plenty of death songs. you nay well know in folk songs every other song deals with death, As far as agreeing with the common consensus of what my songs mean or don’t mean, its just foolish
Clearly the language of the Bible still provides imagery in your songs.
\of course, how could it not? I believe in the Book of Revelation, There’s truth in all books, You can’t go through life without reading some kind of book.
when you sY THt those who conjecture about you don;’t really understand, does that mean you feel misunderstood?
It doesn’t mean that all! (laughs) I mean, who’s there, like, to understand? I mean – no, no.Just the opposite, Who’s supposed to understand? My in-laws? Am I supposed to be some misunderstood artist living in the attic? You tell me. What’s there to understand? Please, can we stop now?