You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
When you get a groove going, time flies.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
A good groove releases adrenaline in your body. You feel uplifted, you feel centered, you feel calm, you feel powerful. You feel that energy. That's what good drumming is all about.
There's a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow, and when you have it it's in your pocket. It's the feeling behind the rhythm to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove.
Once we get into the groove, we're kind of like long-distance runners - that adrenalin kicks in for me and I just keep running - and I don't stop!
There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass.
The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove.
A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.
Language etches the grooves through which your thoughts must flow.
If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.
In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer. That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial.
When knowledge is missing all other attributes have no grooves in which to rest.
We groove off of everything, any sort of live show. The inner dialogue you're having with yourself, between you and the music, is for me the search for God.
This has been a great experience for me. The first couple of days you don't always feel too well. You adjust to the fluid shifting, how to fly through space without hitting things or anybody else. But then you get in a groove.
Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because it was predicted by everything we did in the first three or four records in my career. It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here sometime later on down the road.
I don't dig staying in one groove.
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top.
With Schubert, a lot of the melodies are very simple, but he's in this groove. He's in touch with his heart.
Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
That's the best way to feed the human mind. That's how Bob Marley did it. He never put it in your face. After you got the groove, you were just singing the hooks, because you thought it was cool.
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