Most people outside of America won't get it. It's the Easter bunny. It's another lie and I don't understand why we had to invent this character.— Todd Rundgren
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I've got billions of sparrows to worry about as well as everything else'.
So there's the whole idea that whatever it is that you believe, it can never be valid unless you have some consensus reality demonstration.
So I don't think I'm gonna pull my head into my shell just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
I don't have the same restrictions that other people do because I never painted myself into a corner. I've always done things that didn't necessarily fit the form. I've never felt limited in that respect in terms of songwriting.
There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.
I know that I could make this world peaceful and calm, if I only could get my hands on a hydrogen bomb.
I must of woke up this morning with a bug up my ass, I think I'll just haul off and belt the next jerk that I pass.
Singles needed to come back. And what I tried to do in my online experiment was to change the rules for myself and make available at a more regular pace the fruits of my labour, for people who decided they wanted to support my recordings.
It seems like a totally gratuitous myth to tell people a giant rabbit comes round at night leaving candy in a haphazard way around the house... and the cover shows the bunny caught in the act.
Love between the ugly, is the most beautiful love of all
If you're not satisfied with the way the world is, or if you think the world can be better, you have to figure out a way to know yourself and better yourself. Then you have the assurance that something in the world has improved.
I've been essentially not only deconstructing and reconstructing the material to make it suitable for the performance, but I've gone back and found some older material that's appropriate for the show and I've re-recorded that as well in kind of a newer format. So I've been pretty much focused on my own thing.
People got a little too self-conscious about the techniques that go into recording because sometimes, if you sing too well in tune, people accuse you of auto-tuning. It's like you have to use auto-detuning or something.
There are people who are known for some contribution to pop culture, but that doesn't mean that you've survived solely on your relevance to whatever is currently popular. That's what a pop star is, in that sense. You might start out as a pop star, but that's just an opportunity to become more relevant, if you possibly can.
I've had production offers with artists I really admire, and oftentimes that doesn't work out. Sometimes it does, but... For instance I was asked if I wanted to do a Talking Heads album back in the late '70s, early '80s, and I was already working on a different project and didn't have time, so I never got the opportunity to work with them.
I guess country music works better in supermarkets.
As much as I'd like to be listening to other things, I can't do that until I get all of this sort of put to bed.
I'll come around to see you once in a while, or if I ever need a reason to smile, and spend the night if you think I should.
You would have thought that as you got older the voice would tend to deteriorate in some ways, but I always look at somebody like Tony Bennett, who is my senior, and still can hit those high notes and still can belt it out as good as he ever did. So it must be something about the voice that's unlike the rest of the muscles in your body.
I wonder how many eggs are in the golden goose?
Аs long as I've got an audience out there to play for, I'm going to continue to play. I have at least enough people that I can go out on the road for 10, 11 weeks at a time.
Everyone has been a witness sometime - It doesn't change it if you don't believe.
If you will, then you will, for nothing can withstand your will.
As your faith is, so you are, where your mind is there you are.
Behind every tree there's a new monster.
The ultimate crime is not to care.
Today I saw a car crush my little dog under it's wheel.
Make music a service that's easy to consume, and there'll be plenty of money for everyone.
Every day when I get home from work, I feel so frustrated, my boss is a jerk.
I prefer hallucinations cause they tend to make more sense than experience.
You do have a modicum of peace of mind here, but it's as unsettled as any other place.
Sometimes you could tell what it was about - it was interesting - and sometimes it was quite obvious that someone had lost it and it was on an endless loop.
I don't want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.
It's the only way that YOUR life is gonna have any value to you.
If you're just living the same life that everybody else is living what's the point?
Kept his locker full of weed just to satisfy his smoking needs and his love of fire.
There are still people who believe in that and wake up every day believing it's possible, and invest their whole selves in that.
If you went crazy, would you know it?
Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums.
And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.
One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album.
It may not necessarily reflect my current frame of mind.
Sometimes I have to put myself at the point in time of the voice that I'm trying to sing with.
Sometimes you're a psychiatrist and sometimes you're a group therapist.
The dynamics in between people and the misgivings sometimes that artists have when they get into the studio because they're under a different level of scrutiny. A lot of them can be insecure about it. My job is not simply to make musical determinations but sometimes to just keep people from flipping out during the process.
My senses tell me hubba.
They may be stupid, but they sure are fun.
I suppose people also have to be a little more careful or circumspect if they're going to leverage their celebrity to promote their political aims. The problem is that politics is about the accretion of power, and it's very difficult not to get giddy with power.
Recorded music has always been in a sense promotion for live performance, and some artists have discovered that giving it away is as effective as trying to sell it.
So there was a way for you to get promoted and survive as an artist without worrying about AM radio hits.
When you're all alone, love one another.
I've always said, rather glibly, that the message of my career has been about individualism, about getting to know yourself and taking responsibility, not just for what you do, but what you think.
I'd like to continue to play until I drop dead on stage or something.
The God that can only love something like this man. And from then on it was all downhill.
Many of us would probably not be in the music business - or never would have been in the music business - had The Beatles not demonstrated that this kind of music, or this kind of performance, was actually viable as a career alternative.