I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.
We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.
If I was hearing something I couldn't do, I would figure out how to do it.
My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton.
So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
I practice at home, in between phone calls, and have much to do.
Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack.
And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
I don't really remember a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, really.
I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart.
Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful.
Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past.
And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser.
I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't.
I mean, Chris is, I'm sure, a wonderful guy. But in those days he also very, very late. For all appointments and departures and arrivals and sound checks and anything.
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