Being in L.A. has definitely given me the opportunity to experience how my music sounds in real life because I can drive around and listen to the mixes, which I couldn't do in New York. I get to feel how a song works in combination with a sunset and a drive through the mountains.
I want to make hand-held music, undiminished by the need to make everybody in the world listen at once. The goal is to ride into the sunset, stereo blasting, and all of what's got you worried will disappear in the rear view mirror!
If you're going to reach for it, reach all the way for it. Albums like 'Purple Rain' and 'Thriller' and those kind of records, you had to reach far above the din of cynicism and modern living to get to that place, against all the odds.
I believe in the power of song. Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach, love is close by, and you are not alone!
Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach... love is close by... and you are not alone! With such potency, music should be treated with care. The sound, the feel, the presentation... everything! It is a medicine. It is a teacher!
I make music to bring the dead to life for a couple minutes and then let it go.
My records don't go platinum or gold. I think they go cedar.
I think I tried on the hardcore scene's outfits maybe once, and then I just figured I'd stick to Hawaiian shirts.
There are so many people in the world with so many different perspectives. But ultimately, at the heart of it, they're people.
I spent more time at the library than anyone my age when I was a kid.
I think that there's something really powerful about the sun and its effect on the human psyche. I lived in a place with no windows for twelve years.
I'm a behind-the-scenes guy. I've got a face for radio.
If we can move together as a species, I think that there is a possibility that we can make the world a better place.
Somewhere along the line, music became 'content'... It's my full intention to bring it back to music again! I believe in the power of song.
I don't think that TV on the Radio is some dark mysterious band that no one can know about. We write music because it's an immediate form of communication. We're able to put on record what's happening in our times, and we want that message to be heard by the most amount of people.
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