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All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers.
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Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.
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Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
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I just get bored with what I'm doing. I like to switch. I did a lot of soundtrack work, and once I got that under my belt, I started writing songs.
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I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.
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I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.
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I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
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I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.
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I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.
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I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time.
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I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.
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I'm still looking for something. I'm getting closer, I think, but if someone moves the goalposts before the next album, I may have to follow them!
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I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
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If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.
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If you pick the right musicians, you minimize your problems. It's not the first impetus that they get along together, but it certainly helps.
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If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.
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In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.
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In Spain and Greece, the audiences understand what to expect-that it's a rock 'n' roll band, and we're playing rock 'n' roll.
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In the studio you have pretty much Carte Blanche with whatever you're doing. You can turn natural instruments into electronic instruments.
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Once you're out in those humongous stadiums, it just became more and more pointless.
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People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.
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That's what my life is, writing songs.
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The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
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The band was one way, and we were playing music that was another way, and the audience was a third way. It was absurd.
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The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.
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The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank.
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Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
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We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
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We wanted to make something that would intrigue people to use their imagination to see a theater piece around these songs.
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We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could.
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What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.
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When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.
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