Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.
As far as current inspiration, I'm listenting to a lot of flamenco, because the techniques used for flamenco can be adapted to playing bass.
History has repeated itself many times througout the ages.
Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.
It is never easy for anyone to have success in music.
I believe the best persona to be onstage is the one that comes naturally.
I'm very honored and thankful if someone says something nice about my playing, but in general I'm very critical of what I do.
I plan on doing a lot more work on my own, and discovering and doing more.
I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play.
I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success.
Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they'll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better.
It's not art, it's science.
I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much.
I've been an amature inventor for a long time.
I love a lot of reggae, but Ive never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys.
I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.
And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part.
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