If you put the right things out there the right things will happen.
Music is always going to be only as sophisticated as the culture that consumes it.
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.
I've always seen my drumming as lyrical anyway.
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.
No one writes about the emotional things you go through.
When I'm at home I practice everyday.
You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.
Had I joined a straight rock band, I'm sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now.
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.
I feel really good in the teacher role.
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.
I take my craft very seriously.
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.
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