I love it when people hear my music but can’t figure out what instrument I’m playing.
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A Les Paul feels like a guitar and I play differently on that and I sound too much like someone else.
A Les Paul, which is kind of a sissy guitar compared to a Strat anyway. The Les Paul is heavier, but because of that bulk you can do bends on it more easily. Also, the Les Paul’s lack of a vibrato arm means you’re not wrestling against the spring-loaded bridge all the time. The Strat is the ultimate because it’s like having a miniature pedal steel within it. Once you get familiar with it where the bends are and where they meld down into a fourth or whatever, you can do all kinds of pedal-steel-like things, which I think are cool..
I play the way I do cause it allows me to come up w/ the sickest sounds possible. That’s the point now isn’t it?
When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent’s disapproval.
More quotes about Music
A chimpanzee could learn what I do physically, but it goes way beyond that. When you play, you play life.
One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
I think pop music is one of the few things in the 20th century that have made giant strides in reverse.
While many forms of music may use the dynamic of improvisation, Jazz exemplifies the unique characteristic of collective improvisation.
We in the Western world suffer from too many categories and classes; weve forgotten that we all still have diapers on. Weve separated music from life.
It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.