!!!!!!WARNING! THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL DOSES OF SELF INDULGENCE!!!!!
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Don't Believe Everything You Think
"People often ask me the secret of success, I tell them what I know.
Believe in what you're doing, remember who you are... and who knows where you'll go."
"Never let a good groove trick you into thinking you have a good song"
- Robbie Neville
"The truth just sounds different"
"I cried when I wrote this song, sue me if I play too long
This brother is free, I'll be what I want to be.... "
- Donald Fagen
"I Don't Know"
- Very few people...
"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances in your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level
Live life like you're gonna die, because you're gonna...
"There's nothing to hold onto when gravity betrays you" - Graham Parker
It’s not what you don’t know that can hurt you, it’s the stuff you know that isn’t so.
"Music is the best"
The best way to succeed in life
is to act on the advise
you give to others
-my last fortune cookie
Life's Too Short To Suck
The richest person in the world can't buy a single minute
Good is the enemy of great
"I know it's today, so I guess you can say, one recovers..."
I Yam What I Yam
Change your heart, look around you.
Change your heart, it will astound you
And everybody's gotta learn sometime.
I Begin Where My Bullshit Ends
Six Million Nickelback fans CAN be wrong.....- Rolling Stone Magazine
"Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde
It's easier to be done, than to be done right
"Imagination is more important than intelligence"
One persons ceiling is another persons floor
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese
- Recorded music, is a minimum EIGHT dimensional piece of art, compiling the individual arts of Composition, Lyric Writing, Performance, Arranging, Engineering, Production, Mixing and Mastering. And when done right, it can hit you on more levels than almost any other art form I know.
Life doesn't give you what you want. It gives you what you'll accept
The cool thing about creating something, is that good or bad, it's the only one like it in the whole world
-Unknown (maybe Willie Wonka)
"The Enemy Isn't Liberalism or Conservatism,
The Enemy Is Bullshit"
"“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants"
I always pronounced it "Star Track"
We're only stupid, fat, successful, smart, rich, poor, good looking, crazy, important or talented when we compare ourselves to other people. When you don't compare yourself to anyone or care what other people do...... then you're just..... YOU
When you open it..... it's over.
To thine own self be true
Kisses are meant to be stolen
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them"
"Talk is the disease. Action is the cure"
Love is reckless, not reason
Reason seeks a profit.
Loves comes on strong
Consuming herslf , unabashed.
Our certainty creates our reality
Something's lost, but something's
In living every day
"Shut up, he explained"
When you fight fire with fire, sometimes you just make a bigger fire
Rationalizations are just tools for postponing the truth. Because we know once we are confronted with the truth, we can’t ignore it while still considering ourselves good, honest, or real people. So rationalizations are our inner-self’s defense mechanism that kicks in when we’re not ready to stop doing and thinking what we know we shouldn’t be doing and thinking. Everyone knows that.
- Kieth Ablow
To me, overproduction means throwing away everything that feels right in a herculean effort to achieve nothing wrong.
Anyone can blow something up. Creating something takes skill.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"
Honesty is such a lonely word, everyone is so untrue... - Billy Joel
Sex with a condom is like driving 100 miles to eat at an Olive Garden
Everything in moderation - especially moderation - unknown
Depending on whichever book you read
Sometime it takes a lifetime to get what you need...
"I generally find it easier to just roll over and let them have their way with me"
My buddy Scott
If You Beat It - It's Yours
Only the mediocre are always at their best - unknown
Don't take on a project that is going to make
you look bad. It may prevent
you from getting the next gig.
Life's Too Short To Suck
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third
I'm finally coming out..... I....... Don't ....... like Radiohead.
Tiny rules for tiny lives
- There's nothing like being turned onto great music. Where would I be if not for all the cool people in my life who said, "You should check this out!...." So, here's a few you may not have heard:
Jellifish - "Bellybutton" and "Spilt Milk" - Two perfect albums. Engineered by one of my favorites, Jack Joseph Puig.
Kevin Gilbert - "Thud" and "Shaming of the True" - "The Shaming of the True" changed my life. It's a wonderfully written, beautifully recorded, rock opera about an idealistic musician who, at first, sells out to false gods like fame and beauty, but then remembers who he is. (calling Dr. Freud!)
Jon Brion-"Meaningless" - Also check out his production skills on Fiona Apple's "When the Pawn" and Beck's version of the beautiful James Warren song "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" - He's so good it's scary.
David Baerwald - "Triage" and "NFU" - Am I alone in this?!?
Alice Cooper - "Goes To Hell" and "From The Inside" - Not what you may think. Great songwriting, Bob Ezrin, David Foster, Tony Levin....
Queens of the Stoneage - "R" , "Songs For The Deaf", "Lullabies" - Who's cooler?
Fiona Apple - "When The Pawn..."- One of my favorite albums of the 90's. Matt Chamberlain is the coolest drummer on the planet. Jon Brion produced, Rich Costey engineered. Don't care for her other records though.
Fountains of Wayne - "Traffic and Weather" and "Welcome Interstate Managers" Wow.... I think these guys are the best pop/rock songwriters out right now. Amazingly self produced as well.
Deerhoof - "Milk Man" & "Friend Opportunity"
Very Very original band
Mute Math - You won't find a bad song on all three of their records! Genious.
More to come....
Flavor isn't a good enough reason to kill animals. ........... And there it is.