I've had the luxury of owning my own studio, 24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects, endless hardcore gear, that I don't have to rent, I don't get stuck with the bills, it's all mine.
Sometimes I hear a drum groove in my head and I rush down to my studio.
I don't have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don't have any secretaries.
I love the feeling of creating pictures in someone's mind just by spelling out the right lyrical combination.
I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic.
So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes.
And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.
I have always enjoyed different kinds of music.
I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I'm most interested in making new music with Yes.
And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals.
Everyone is really getting along with each other and we enjoy each others company and love playing live.
I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.
I think that the climate within the band has changed, it's now in a more functional situation.
So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well.
When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person.
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