The song. That’s all I’ve ever chased. Since childhood I’ve believed, inanely, that the next single I hear will be the answer to everything. It never is, but the quest in itself is enough.
@HutchbBen – What’s your favourite memory of working on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album? Alan Parsons: Working with Paul on Oh Darlin’ – he would come in at 2pm every day and sing it a couple of times until he finally got the take he… Lees meer
Een goed verhaal, dit is er eentje: Went to Mexico to buy barbiturates for a humane and peaceful death. Decided that if I was gonna die anyway I might as well fuck a prostitute before it was all over. After that a cab driver offered… Lees meer
Avoid the pointless activity of defining yourself. That’s not your job. Your job is to be and do the things that you want to be defined by.
In 2008 werd de vraag “How did you find your passion?” op MetaFilter gedropt. Met als resultaat een fijne lange pagina met alle antwoorden.
One of the real dangers of doing the kind of thing that we do, where people let you do whatever you want and you have money, is burnout. You go too far; there’s no one there to stop you; you keep going; you keep working on things. So I have to learn, and even sort of create artificial boundaries so that doesn’t happen. And nowadays because of computers, because of a variety of things, there’s an unlimited palette of techniques that you can use. And if you don’t rule certain things in and certain things out — put it this way, it’s helpful for me.
Fagen always seemed to be singing with one eyebrow raised.
We no longer need millions of fans to create a meaningful career in music, as long as we’re smart about the steps we take, honest with ourselves about the artists we truly are, and unafraid to commit to being those artists, 100% of the time.
The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs.
Het hoogtepunt van de populaire muziekcultuur ligt achter ons. Ik zeg niet dat er geen fantastische dingen meer gemaakt worden, alleen zijn ze veel minder belangrijk, ze hebben veel minder impact, omdat jongeren overal met een muisklik aan kunnen. De magie die in mijn jeugd rond muziek hing, is weg.