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I dont do live things.
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I've always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really.

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I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don't want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal.

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The most effective instruments do have a vocal quality.

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People say, oh it's a shame, you're not nostalgic about the '60s. Well actually, it's quite good, when you think of it. Wouldn't it be sad if I was sitting here wishing it back?

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I don't do live things.

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I don't find the business easy. The moment you start talking about the business, you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap.

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I have never felt in tune with the whole rock industry.

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I think the people who did well, or are happy, in a youth industry, they define themselves out of the business after a decade or so.

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In theory, I'd like to work in a group. But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead.

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Even if you're specific about the character of the song, it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs.

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When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother's voice.

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People have habits about what they think songs should be like. There's the folky thing of: "Poor me, I'm a sensitive person in a cruel world." Or the pop thing of: "Hey, look at me, I'm sexy."

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The missing links in my life's work, no less!

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We've all got to earn a living. And writing songs is what I do. But when I've done a record, it's not that I think it's better or worse than anyone else's, but if I think that nobody else would have done it if I hadn't, well then that's ok.

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What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation.

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