People go to movies or listen to music because they want to be inspired.
I run around, I listen to a lot of music, go to a lot of concerts. And when I see someone that gases me, I try to go out of my way to involve them somehow in what I'm doing or get involved in what they're doing.
When radio stations started playing music the record companies started suing radio stations. They thought now that people could listen to music for free, who would want to buy a record in a record shop But I think we all agree that radio stations are good stuff.
We think Cyclorama - our most recent studio album - is a great record and everyone that has taken the time to listen to agrees with me.
The people that watch or buy music or listen to TV, I don't think they separate the two as much as the people that are in charge of the production of it.
I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I've never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they're one of my favorite bands ever, but I've never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through.
Just how I used to listen to songs and cover them, I know musicians have to motivate other musicians, so I don't find that threatening or offensive.
Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very special to me.
If it's a long bus drive after the gig, we'll listen to music all the time, like the Stones, Neil Young, Elton John. Just mellow stuff.
On the whole, I tend not to listen to my peers.
When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room and made an aria of horror sounds. I was in charge of it there was no one there to listen to me. I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do.
I don't listen to a lot of radio today. It's not really music to me.
I listen to Steely Dan. I really like Steely Dan.
The legislator learns that when you talk a lot, you get in trouble. You have to listen a lot to make deals.
To actually put the time and energy into an album that would be better than Pull would be a hell of a lot of work, because I took that band really seriously, way more seriously than people took us. If you go back and listen to the records, you can hear it.
There's so much excellent new music around that I can't afford to buy it all and I haven't the time to review as much as I'd like. I can't remember a better time to be a musician or to listen to music
People can't just listen to the music and have their own imagination and take them where they wanna go.
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music and enjoy it as much as I ever have.
I got more used to my own voice, but still it's hard for me to listen to my own voice, or hear the recordings.
People who listen to the music for the music and are adventurous in their playing tend to dig it, those who have a narrower perspective don't.
Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals.
I don't think there's anything that will make me stop doing it. There may be a time when it's not available to anyone. You may have to come listen at my basement window... but I can't stop.
When I think back now to the recording sessions, there is more improvisation than one hears. It's an ideal combination of arrangements and improvisation. Only a few people are able to listen and say what is composed and what is improvised. It's a unit.
On the other hand, I'm very tolerant as well. I expect that everybody can play what they want. I'm only not tolerant when it comes to myself and what is presented on my album that I have to listen to for the rest of my life.