Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.
If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.
I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
I am a ham. I've no business being rock 'n' roll. I've said it over and over again that I'm a classical composer, dishevelling my personality by dabbling in rock 'n' roll.
In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.
If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.
I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.
I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.
The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank.
Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.
What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.
The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.
Everyone should be encouraged...in spiration and artistic freedom is the cornerstone of rock and roll.
I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.
In the studio you have pretty much carte blanche with whatever you're doing. You can turn natural instruments into electronic instruments.
I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time.
It would be a stronger world, a stronger, loving world, to die in.
I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
I like it here in New York. I like the idea of having to keep eyes in the back of your head all the time.
People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.
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