Above is a clip of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) talking about the idea of the tortured artist. I really like what Jeff had to say about the "tortured artist" myth and where he is now creatively as an artist.
Below is "Born Alone" from Wilco's latest album. Some of the lyrics were inspired by Emily Dickinson of all people*.
*Nicole, Anna actually watched this band perform on You Tube over Christmas while you were gone. She was dancing on my lap and then we got to this song and she was quiet. I looked down and her eyes were huge while she just listened. It was cute.