I'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot, and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song.
And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time.
I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
You can find a diamond in the rough a lot of times.
Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers, and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
Ummm, reach for the stars and keeps your hands on the ground Something like that I guess you would end up with your arse in the air.
Most modern stuff I hear kinda sucks, someone should turn me onto something good, fast
In postscript let's just say that I am very fortunate cause I've gotten to work with a lot of great bands
I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't want people to buy my record, I want them to buy Band Aid.
I like to think I'm straightforward and honest in my dealings with people. I want something good to come out of here cause my name's on it too.
I can write music but I'm not much for words.
All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out.
When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.
The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
Songwritng is what I do.
Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.
Songs are life in 80 words or less.
Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.
No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
You see people who are 19 or 20 years old and they don't even know who The Who is. It's like, where have you been Justin Timberlake C'mon. Where are the roots
You know the people who are there are there because they love the music. It has nothing to do with Saved by the Bell or any of that crap.
We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers.