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.
Invisible airwaves crackle with life Bright antennae bristle with the energy Emotional feedback on a timeless wavelength Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free
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.
And the meek shall inherit the earth.
I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better.
For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at.
Sometimes it's nice to have a song that can be taken more then one way, so it can be interpreted differently.
I'm a big believer of daylight in the studio.
I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still learning and trying to do something every time out.
I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.
I like to practice on the bass, but I don't do it as often as I should.
I love to write. It's my first love.
With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it.
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.
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
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 do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel a little uncomfortable about endorsements.
I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH.
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