I can create a vibe without saying anything, just by being in the room.
When I was in college, I had a jazz radio show. I called it 'Excursion on a Wobbly Rail,' after a Cecil Taylor song. I used to run around the Village following Ornette Coleman wherever he played.
Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. What I do is about as simple as you can get. You could just count the beads, one, two, three, with your eyes closed or open, whatever makes you happy.
Some even claim that I'm a terror, a dictator and they're right.
One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.
I am very emotionally affected by sound. Sounds are the inexplicable... There is a sound you hear in your head, it's your nerves, or your blood running.
There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.
I don't know what goes on in the crowd. I've had them show up and throw beer cans at me. I caused riots in most of the major cities.
I wouldn't want to hear Beethoven without beautiful bass, the cellos, the tuba. It's very important. Hip-hop has thunderous bass. And so does Beethoven. If you don't have the bass, it's like being amputated. It's like you have no legs.
You can't beat two guitars, bass, and drums.
You can't beat 2 guitars, bass, and drums.
I have no control over the audience. I have no idea what they think. My heart's pure. I can't do anything. I really can't do anything. I don't know what goes on in the crowd.
I'm writing about real things. Real people. Real characters. You have to believe what I write about is true or you wouldn't pay any attention at all. Sometimes it's me, or a composite of me and other people. Sometimes it's not me at all.
You can't ask me to explain the lyrics because I won't do it.
I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be.
I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts.
I can't do anything I want to. I mean, I can't have my own TV show. I can't have my own movie. But within my little world, nobody tells me what to put on the albums.
It's depressing when you're still around and your albums are out of print.
When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment.
I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album.
I cleaned up my act because otherwise I would have kicked the bucket.
I don't mind a repetitive chorus; I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it's the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?
The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.
The first generation of CDs sounded terrible. Any chance to remaster would make the music sound better than what was already out there.
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