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Born: 1942-03-09
Profession: Musician
Nation: Welsh
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The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.

Tags: Audience, Reason, Stand

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.

Tags: Attitude, Decision, Time

I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession.

Tags: Done, Future, Thinking

I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time.

Tags: Content, Making, Time

The avant-garde makes more sense to me.

Tags: Makes, Sense

Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.

Tags: Experience, Pretty, Religion

I like what the future holds. I don't like thinking about the past.

Tags: Future, Past, Thinking

I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.

Tags: Football, Life, Playing

I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.

Tags: Love, Means, Word

I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.

Tags: Keep, Lean, Mean

I'm impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.

Tags: Feeling, Happen, Impatient

I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.

Tags: Movie, Reading, Writing

If I'm interested in what I'm doing, other people will be interested in it.

Tags: Interested

If you're all loaded up on love, you haven't got anywhere else to go.

Tags: Anywhere, Else, Love

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.

Tags: Music, Social, York

People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.

Tags: Music, Piano, Solo

That's what my life is, writing songs.

Tags: Life, Songs, Writing
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The value of having a computer, to me, is that it'll remember everything you do. It's a databank.

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We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.

Tags: Good, Idea, Trying

We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could.

Tags: Hold, Hours, Three

When somebody grabs a movement, you're kind of locked into it. It's all par for the course.

Tags: Locked, Movement, Somebody

All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers.

Tags: Getting, Result, Started

Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.

Tags: Knowledge, Successful, Work

What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.

Tags: Enjoy, Freedom, Give