There was a time when fast playing and fretboard pyrotechnics on the bass were important to me and when I am recording a bass track, that is still very important to me.
Music is all about wanting to be better at it.
I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better.
Invisible airwaves crackle with life Bright antennae bristle with the energy Emotional feedback on a timeless wavelength Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free
And the meek shall inherit the earth.
Sometimes it's nice to have a song that can be taken more then one way, so it can be interpreted differently.
I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
I'm a big believer of daylight in the studio.
For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at.
With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it.
I worry about my voice 24/7 when I'm on tour. It's like a pitcher and his arm. It's constantly the thing that my whole life revolves around.
I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
I love to write. It's my first love.
I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.
I feel a little uncomfortable about endorsements.
I am moved more by melodies, song structure, and evocative textures.
My emotions are very simple and always have been about the Hall of Fame. It's something that I had absolutely nothing to do with and had no control over, so I never thought much about it, to be frank.
I like to be able to come and go as I please, and I don't really like having my face and name plastered around. I think it's a bit weird to have your name plastered on every page in a magazine, where in each case you're using a different piece of equipment.
I like to practice on the bass, but I don't do it as often as I should.
I can't remember the first song I learned to play on bass, but the first song I learned to play on guitar was 'For Your Love' by the Yardbirds. That kind of was the beginning for me. I thought it was a great song and I loved the open chord progression at the beginning of that song.
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out.
But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing.
Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years.
I was taking piano lessons with a very good piano instructor in Toronto, and I'm afraid due to my schedule and discipline, it kind of fell apart. One thing lead to another and I was unable to practice as much as I wanted to.
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