When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.
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.
We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could.
The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
In the studio you have pretty much Carte Blanche with whatever you're doing. You can turn natural instruments into electronic instruments.
If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.
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.
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
I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.
I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.
I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.
Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
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.
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.
That's what my life is, writing songs.
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.
I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
I started off doing rock 'n' roll, and then I went back, a couple of albums ago, into writing rock 'n' roll songs, and now this is a show with a straight-up rock 'n' roll band.
I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.
I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.
I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.
People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.