It seems like there are always gatekeepers. People between you and the people who are moved by your work. They often make a beautiful thing creepy.
What do you know about music? You're not a lawyer.
I'd always maintained an image so that people wouldn't approach me.
When I was about 17 I knew that I was going to be serious about music. Before that I thought, fairly certainly, that I would be a writer. Before that, I thought I would be a forward in the NBA. And before that I thought that I would own a snake farm.
If someone who knows what's going on comes up and says they liked the music, I appreciate that.
I guess I just want everything to be available immediately.
The loss of music is very painful, and I don't revisit stuff unless there is a solid reason to do it.
I play music, I paint - these things come from your depths.
I remember seeing McCoy Tyner in concert, and thinking that the music was incredible, but wanting to be invited in. I figured that humor was the way of letting the audience in. I've gotten a hard time about it, but I love to be funny onstage.
But, you know, I'd be happy just making music.
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