That would really be my fantasy - maybe just do three shows a year and each year in a different city, just singing for the people who really want to see it, and then just write for other people. I do love to sing, but I'm just as happy singing in the bathtub, you know?
My dad and mom were in bands: the Soda Jerks, Fat Time, Girls at Play - which is a play on Men at Work.
Like when I'm singing live I can't hear myself. I'm just listening to the rest of the band. To listen to my voice, it doesn't even feel like it's me.
People call me for the ballads. Apparently that's where I've been pigeonholed. But it's really interesting and really fun. It's my favourite part of the job, writing.
All I really want to do is things I haven't done. 'I'm gonna put a paper bag on my head and be on the cover of 'Billboard,' see what I can get away with - if they'll let me.' And they let me. And I am literally giggling inside for, like, a month that I got away with it.
I have never made money selling records. I have never really made money touring, either, or with merchandise, surprisingly. But I do make money by just having my songs in the background of television shows or in commercials or movie trailers. That's been really good.
It can be difficult navigating the line between tabloid gossip and authenticity.
The hour and a half I'm on stage is my favourite part of the day when I'm on tour because the only part I really love is the interaction with the audience.
I'd had a relationship with a woman when I was 20, but nobody cared then. As it came out at the same time as my fame, I started to have panic attacks.
When I was outed by Perez Hilton as bisexual, I suddenly started being asked personal questions, which was really difficult.
I think I managed to trick people a little bit into thinking I'm more arty by making creative, artistic, visual work and applying it to commercial music. Maybe. I don't know.
When I was 10, my parents really valued success in the arts, and I thought if I was a famous 'something artistic,' that they would love me more.
As a person, I'm a good person who shows up for my friends. I do my best to be good. As an artist, I have no idea.
I appreciate my music is famous, but I'd rather my face wasn't so that I can just live a normal life.
Fame is the worst thing that can happen to a person. I choose not to appear in anything publicly. Twitter's it!
I try not to do too much self-analysis apart from when I'm actually paying $170 an hour for it. I try to keep it in the room.
I'm allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy. But also, I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on 10 pounds or take off 10 pounds, or I have a hair extension out of place, or my fake tan is botched.
I don't need to be rich anymore; I don't need to be a millionaire.
I'm fine around other people's feelings. It doesn't make me nervous or anxious.
I have social anxiety. It's easier up on stage because there's security in being there. When I'm off stage I'm trying not to be a manic freak. I'm quite shy.
If Amy Winehouse was a beehive, then I guess I'm a blonde bob.
My goal is to give girls and boys a different idea of expression. It's not always about looking pretty or cute. It's about expressing yourself however that may be, even if that's being silly or goofy or weird.
When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones.
I think that it would be unwise of us not to believe that there is life outside of us, intelligent life. And so I do believe in aliens.
I don't listen to the albums that I make, and I don't listen to a lot of music as a whole.
I was really bored of making downtempo albums.
I love hip hop, and I have a bunch of urban songs I write for fun that I can't put on my albums because people would laugh and point.
I don't read reviews or interviews or anything, just because I'm afraid; If I believed the good, then I'd believe the bad, and there will be bad.
I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are, it's who you are.'
I used to be addicted to 'Reader's Digest' growing up. I would read the stories about love, and I guess that's where I became a hopeless romantic. I draw from that a lot.
That's the thing about awards - it's for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes. An award is just a clap at them.