74+ Cass McCombs Quotes On Music, Happiness And Soulful
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- It's hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice.
- I think I prefer singing in falsetto. I like the way it sounds. It doesn't sound like my natural voice. It sounds like a character.
- I project love, music and love, and I pray for peace. A good song cuts straight to the heart; sometimes it doesn't need to be too many lines - of course, I do love a good story.
- I don't think anyone knows anything and I don't trust people who say that they do. Don't give me a plan, give me action.
- I couldn't write a political song. There's just opinion; it's all arbitrary anyway. It's all subjective.
- When I'm trying to write a song for someone else, you can only see anything through your own eyes.
- People just wanna see someone talking about themselves constantly. I'm not interested in that.
- I've always thought about myself as somewhat of a folk musician. I just write words.
- I'm not trying to write for the masses. I don't care.
- I don't think I'm even a musician. I don't play a lot of instruments, not really a soloist or anything.
Cass McCombs Short Quotes
- I think I try to do a lot of things to weed out casual fans.
- Dead men always have the last laugh. They win. They're dead. You can't hurt their feelings anymore.
- A lot of religious texts make for good reading. That's why they hold up.
- Opinions only carry weight in the second or third person.
- I wouldn't go into the studio if I didn't have a band who's ready, willing, and able.
- I was just a folk singer. I cut my teeth on the streets, you know.
- I don't think I'm a particularly somber human being.
- I don't need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don't need to control anyone.
- Folk art has never been much about politics; it's about action and utility.
- People expect not just songwriters but all personalities to pontificate about their egos.
Cass McCombs Quotes On Love
This is a transitory world, we're all spirits just looking for love and finding it, and holding on. Even if it's a moment it's true love, true love doesn't mean that it goes on for eternity. Eternity is a terrible concept. — Cass McCombs
I've always been interested in an idea of boundless love - an impersonal, big love. — Cass McCombs
Everyone wants to be well-loved and appreciated but, at the same time, there are some people that just don't want to be your friend, and there's nothing you can do or say to change that. — Cass McCombs
Musicians wake up and create a more loving community by creating heavier music. — Cass McCombs
I love songs because by nature they are concise; they sum up. I try to use as few words as possible. It's usually funnier that way, anyway. — Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs Quotes On Music
It doesn't mean that I'm overly enthusiastic about much music. Except the people that really touch me. It has to touch me, it has to grab a hold of me, I'm not looking for anything in particular. — Cass McCombs
I took piano lessons when I was a little kid, but even before that, you're singing in the classroom and wherever. Gosh, children are always singing. But I took music lessons, some choir and things like that at school. I learned how to play the guitar when I was about 13... ancient history. — Cass McCombs
Making music and art is about expressing something that's universally human, maybe even beyond human, at best. — Cass McCombs
I'm making music with my friends. It's fun. It should be fun. You shouldn't make music if it isn't fun. — Cass McCombs
I don't care much about politics. That kind of witchcraft I stay away from because people end up dead. I'd rather die for music. — Cass McCombs
I don't think music is my job - I don't think about it that way, because I don't really get paid. There's no paycheck at the end; it's more of a 'whatever is left over' kind of situation. — Cass McCombs
Lyrics are my racket; music is play - the fluff stuff. — Cass McCombs
Even if I'm writing music, it's with a lyric in mind, to communicate some kind of feeling. — Cass McCombs
As long as there are a few people there, I can lose myself, which is the ultimate goal. And that's happening more and more; the non-musical world is becoming less and less interesting to me. — Cass McCombs
This is rock'n'roll, not classical music. It's about people working together. — Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs Famous Quotes And Sayings
If you've ever sang in falsetto, you know that your throat is between your voice and your mouth. In a standard voice, you sing from your belly. And when you sing in a falsetto, you're blocking that. It gives it a filter. It gives it a character. It's less revealing. — Cass McCombs
I don't like going to the studio. It just seems too cold. There's no crowd to react to, or share anything with; it's just talking into a microphone that's going into a computer. — Cass McCombs
Usually there's no specific reason for loneliness - it's a broad feeling. — Cass McCombs
I don't have a problem doing interviews. It's not punishment. There's things about it that I don't like. No one else is really saying these kinds of things, so someone has to. I don't think that it's the most humbled thing to talk about yourself for hours and hours and hours. — Cass McCombs
I hate my voice. I've never been comfortable singing. — Cass McCombs
I wouldn't claim to know what another person is thinking. I can imagine it, but it's my interpretation, and I try to make that clear. It's my vision of what I think their life is. I don't think there are empirical truths in that regard. — Cass McCombs
If it's possible to have an enemy without making it personal or moral, then that's what I'm trying to do. — Cass McCombs
I think I like singing when I'm singing live. It's just in the studio when it's a drag. — Cass McCombs
Loneliness is the most compelling force in the universe. — Cass McCombs
I have been singing as long as I can remember. I used to be in choir; I used to do musical theater. I'd prefer not to sing my own songs, but there you have it. — Cass McCombs
People take things a little too personal. I write these songs, and they're experiments with thoughts. That's it. I'm not a teacher. — Cass McCombs
When I was young, I used to go to Baha'i camp, and they taught me a lot about the equality of religions. — Cass McCombs
The writing of the record didn't take long, because I just have a huge stack of papers and I just pluck from the stack. It took a long time because it's very expensive to make records; in fact, I think it's a complete rip-off. — Cass McCombs
I don't really write for an album. I just write songs whenever I feel like it, whenever they come to me. It's all a complete accident. — Cass McCombs
I don't live anywhere, so that's what's fun about tours. — Cass McCombs
That's the thing about inspiration, it just smacks you upside the head, you can't plan for it. It comes like a stranger in the night; you never know when it's going to come or leave, and you just have to deal with the in-between moments because there's nothing you can really do about it. — Cass McCombs
It's not like that when you're a songwriter - songwriters aren't like pulp writers or journalists, even. You just follow the muse. It's called muse-ic. Whenever the muse decides to bestow her inspiration on the songwriter, then the song is born. — Cass McCombs
That's what I mean by "Western morality," is the lack of morality. There is none. People are out for themselves, and they'll stab you in the back. — Cass McCombs
It's the stupidest thing of all time, going on tour. It deteriorates the soul, but it's fun. — Cass McCombs
It's just a joy to be able to work with a lot of different musicians. When you play with great musicians, whether they're schooled or self-taught, they keep you on your toes. — Cass McCombs
I grew up in the suburbs and was raised on rap radio, so it took me a long time to stumble upon the acoustic guitar as a resource for anything. — Cass McCombs
Try to keep your mind. Try not to eat bad, try not to wake up with too bad of a hangover. — Cass McCombs
As it turns out, it's really expensive to make movies, much more than records. — Cass McCombs
When you're playing festivals, you only get a half-hour. It's like a meat market. You don't get to be artistic. You don't get to play music. It's called a showcase for a reason. — Cass McCombs
I don't think music is my job - I don't think about it that way, because I don't really get paid. There's not paycheck at the end; it's more of a "whatever is left over" kind of situation. Also, it keeps me from thinking about my creativity as a business, which it is not. It should remain pure; that's one of the reasons I made music in the first place. — Cass McCombs
It's not my way to talk about my feelings. They're impudent to myself, so it wouldn't make any sense if I tried to explain them to anyone else. I've never been to therapy - not interested in it. — Cass McCombs
You can't just explain a joke. Either it isn't funny, or the person just totally missed the punchline. — Cass McCombs
I want to make something that's useful to someone, somewhere. — Cass McCombs
I write for myself, and I write for my friends and people who I have a connection with. I try to give some dignity to peoples' lifestyles that tend to be ignored. — Cass McCombs
A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball - there's just the team. — Cass McCombs
I've always littered my songs with jokes. You might need to dig a little deeper to find the humor, but I would totally object to being some kind of distraught personality. I've never tried to attach myself to that. — Cass McCombs
Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead. — Cass McCombs
Once biographical information contaminates your consciousness, it's impossible to erase it and look at someone's work the same way again. — Cass McCombs
I just like writing lyrics. I find a little satisfaction in performing live, making records. But primarily, I just try to write every day. — Cass McCombs
I love being lost! I don't need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don't need to control anyone. I think I have some very meaningful relationships with people, we all do. At the same time, I recognize that everyone is following their own heart; there's been people who have left my life and I don't have a problem with that. — Cass McCombs
I think it's worthwhile to expand your comfort level and just do something awful. I wasn't trying to make music for money. — Cass McCombs
I miss working. It's real, you know? But I don't know anything but songwriting, and I don't even know that. I didn't go to school; the only thing I know how to do is this. The only thing that I know is that I know nothing. — Cass McCombs
I think I have some very meaningful relationships with people; we all do. At the same time, I recognize that everyone is following their own heart; there's been people who have left my life, and I don't have a problem with that. This is a transitory world; we're all spirits just looking for love and finding it and holding on. — Cass McCombs
I don't like the word "happy." I wouldn't want to use it that context. I enjoy writing songs, it's a really good challenge, it tickles me. It's a wonderful way to engage with your surroundings, through poetry and songs. — Cass McCombs
Life Lessons by Cass McCombs
- Cass McCombs teaches us to be resilient and to keep going despite the obstacles that life throws our way.
- His music encourages us to be open-minded and to embrace the beauty of life's diversity.
- He also reminds us to stay true to ourselves and to never give up on our dreams.
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