We stayed at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel just as they were getting ready for the Oscars. In order to get out of the hotel, we had to wheel Thomas down the red carpet. The situation was completely bizarre, and -- I now realize -- very L.A.
"My goal is always just to write about the real things that happen everyday. Frankly, most of those things are very sensational, but they're only made sensational by the fact that they're turned into songs."