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" After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out. "
" After the success of 'Rumours,' we were in this zone with this certain scale of success. By that point, the success detaches from the music, and the success becomes about the success. The phenomenon becomes about the phenomenon. "
" A house full of new furniture doesn't mean a whole lot. "
" All of my style came from listening to records. "
" A lot of people who have gone to music school have gotten their individuality stomped out of them. It becomes harder to find those instincts. "
" Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87. "
" Arcade Fire seems to be doing very well; certainly, Phoenix is doing very well. "
" As autobiographical as say the stuff on 'Rumours' was, I don't think we thought of it as such when we were writing it. "
" As I've grown as an artist, I've gotten more and more in touch with my center, and that center is voice and guitar. "
" Back in 1985, I was working on my third solo album when the band came to me and asked me to produce the next Fleetwood Mac project. At that point, I put aside my solo work - which was half finished - and committed myself for the next seventeen months to producing 'Tango in the Night.' "
" 'Big Love' was originally an ensemble song, but it's done now as a single guitar piece. "
" But by taking the time away, getting myself off the treadmill, and just slowing down and learning, I felt I had so much more to give back. And maybe that was something that needed to happen for all of us. "
" Certainly, whatever I learn while I'm out solo, I bring back to Fleetwood Mac. "
" Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity. "
" Creating a set list is like making a running order for an album. Certain things get pitted against one another that make more sense. One song sets another one off, or it might diminish it. You're just constantly looking for the next thing that's gonna make sense in a particular place. "
" Defining something being a Fleetwood Mac song is calling it a Fleetwood Mac song, you know? Nothing becomes Fleetwood Mac until that's what you call it. "
" Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life. "
" Fleetwood Mac was one big lesson in adaptation for me. There were five very different personalities, and I suppose that made it great for a while. "
" For me, none of the albums after 'Tusk' quite had it. I think we lost something after that. "
" I actually like Taylor Swift. I admire what she's been able to do on some levels. "
" I also learned to be more confident, to trust my instincts more. "
" I always made the joke that I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Warner Brothers first put 'Tusk' on and listened to it in their boardroom as a follow-up to 'Rumours.' "
" I can't judge myself by 'God Only Knows.' No one writes songs as good as that. "
" I couldn't put any kind of label on my production aesthetic. "
" I didn't take lessons, and I don't know my scales. "
" I don't know what 'genius' even means. It's just a matter of keeping your eye on the ball. "
" I don't practice per se. I learned to play on my own, taught myself how to play. I've never really had a lesson, and I don't read music. So all the stuff that I do doesn't come from the normal set of disciplines that they teach you where you sit down and run through scales for a particular number of minutes a day. "
" I don't read music. I've never had a lesson. I don't know anything about music other than what my inner knowledge is. "
" I don't really think of myself so much as a writer as a stylist, someone who came into writing from the back door and has found it through a certain very specific and personal means. "
" I do think my lyrics have gotten... not necessarily more poetic, but more open to interpretation; they're less literal. "
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