If you put the right things out there the right things will happen.
I've always seen my drumming as lyrical anyway.
Music is always going to be only as sophisticated as the culture that consumes it.
I take my craft very seriously.
No one writes about the emotional things you go through.
The thing I try to do the most is to play in terms of the song and play in terms of what I'm hearing.
When I'm at home I practice everyday.
If you can get a twelve year-old kid to go listen to Thelonius Monk, what more do you want? Do you want a big pile of cash, too? That's a home run for me.
My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.
I think that the jazzy approach that I have is based on the way that I hear music and in the way I play a supporting role to the other people in the band.
I feel really good in the teacher role.
Had I joined a straight rock band, I'm sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now.
My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success. There was some bitterness there that I didn't understand until recently, but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it.
You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.
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