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.
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.
Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn’t been done yet. That’s kind of my constant obsession.
I like what the future holds. I don’t like thinking about the past.
I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
I never use the word, it’s loaded. What love means to me is need.
I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.
I’m content with making records, but I don’t want to be doing the same thing all the time.
I’m impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.
I’m writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the ’60s. I’ve been reading so many novels.
If I’m interested in what I’m doing, other people will be interested in it.
If you’re all loaded up on love, you haven’t got anywhere else to go.
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.
That’s what my life is, writing songs.
The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn’t stand the sight of the audience.
The value of having a computer, to me, is that it’ll remember everything you do. It’s a databank.
Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
We’d hold a chord for three hours if we could.
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.
When somebody grabs a movement, you’re kind of locked into it. It’s all par for the course.