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" It's great fun to play with a really good band. "
" If there's a strange way to do something, I would certainly like to know about it. I feel that I owe that to my public. "
" 'Gaucho' was a struggle for us for a lot of reasons, and in the end, we just sort of survived it. "
" I can never believe how much time and energy and money and talent and everything else is being poured into horrible ideas. "
" It's good - it's great when somebody who is 20 years younger than you comes up and says, 'Wow, we just got turned on to you guys, and you're really great,' or something like that. I like that. "
" Most of the time when people say something sounds like Steely Dan, and I listen to it, it doesn't. And I'm not even sure what they're talking about. "
" It's interesting how some songs really lend themselves to performance in a big public venue and performance by a band and so on, and so they're even more successful in that context than they were on the record. "
" I guess actually playing on the records and touring is a great forced practice regimen for me. And you learn a lot playing with people. "
" I always look for the weirdest note to land on. I felt that that was the least I could do for the great musical traditions which I've spawned. "
" Some places you play in America, it's like 'On the Waterfront.' "
" 'Deacon Blues' was special for me. It's the only time I remember mixing a record all day and, when the mix was done, feeling like I wanted to hear it over and over again. It was the comprehensive sound of the thing: the song itself, its character, the way the instruments sounded, and the way Tom Scott's tight horn arrangement fit in. "
" In the '70s... there were rock players, and there were jazz players. "
" What about that Dave Brubeck live album, with a version of 'Like Someone in Love' on it, and long sax solos by Paul Desmond? That's what got me hooked on jazz. "
" All our wives are experimental psychologists. "
" People are really exercised about one particular thing, and that is themselves. They will bore you endlessly with their broken hearts. "
" It's a mystery to me why everybody doesn't love jazz. I've never been able to figure that out. "
" I think the audience for Limp Bizkit is probably not going to be particularly interested in what we're doing. I don't think they'll find much that satisfies them in what we do. "
" Singing, for me, means singing as loud as I can. "
" The more of what our music does violates the premise of its format that it's presented in, the better. So, hearing our music in the supermarket, a Muzak version, is great. "
" Let's face it, us '60s folks had pretty high expectations. "
" If it feels like we're re-creating something rather than creating something, we don't do it. "
" If you're playing in a room that holds 15,000 people, it's just a question of how bad the room acoustics are and in what way they're bad. "
" You have a kid, and it's like, 'He's gotta go to college! Gotta have some clothes!' "
" Rock music is being systematically merged with fashion. "
" With any relationship that goes on and is productive over a long period, there have to be some sort of interlocking qualities in those personalities that make it possible to survive. "
" I learned music from a book on piano theory. I was only interested in knowing about chords. From that, and from the 'Harvard Dictionary of Music,' I learned everything I wanted to know. "
" I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players. "
" I don't think that the Grammys are in any way a just way of grading music. "
" There's a great freedom in writing by yourself. You can write anything you want. "
" What gets people into trouble with records now is that they want to build something up without substantial musical ideas. Without that as a foundation, you can add all the layers of sound you want - it's still going to sound like a mess. "
" I spent a couple of years not doing any music or anything, just here in Hawaii trying to get healthy and adjust to the new regimen I was setting up for myself. "