amazingThe past 6 and a half years have been the most amazing years of my life. It’s sad it has come to an end but Avril and I are still family and moving forward in the most positive way possible. Deryck Whibley Previous Post I got to work with Jennifer Tilly, she was amazing. Such, such a smart actress. Next Post Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. The fact that I even get in Broadway shows is, to me, still amazing, but then to win a Tony was just incredible. I just feel energized when I am around young, talented people. There is something about these kids that’s amazing. I learn as much from them as they do from me. It’s amazing that something only an atom thick can be an impenetrable barrier. You can have gas on one side and vacuum or liquid on the other, and with a wall only one atom thick, nothing would go through it. I listen to every thing, all kinds of stuff. I’ve been obsessed with the Nas and Damian Marley record, ‘Distant Relatives.’ I feel like a lot of people haven’t heard it, and it’s amazing. I have the most amazing support network around me. I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. As a director, the creative process is really amazing. It’s so amazing, standing on the corner -this happened in Washington, D.C. – and somebody comes by in a Cadillac and you hear ‘Manic Monday’ on the radio, and you don’t even know this person, and they’re listening to it and singing along with it. Wow! Blows your mind. Having my first number one single and being able to travel to places I’ve never been before has been amazing. The tour was also fantastic. There are so many things which I’ve experienced this year which I never even dreamed of. The Beethoven Experience provided the opportunity to solidify the relationship between the Orchestra and me, the Orchestra and me and the public, between all of us and the city of New York, because Beethoven after all is a really amazing point of reference.