People forget how outcast 'They Might Be Giants' can be. They have a reputation for writing really deft, funny, clever melodies, and they also make a lot of music for kids, which is terrific, but when you see them in concert, they can rock the house.
First of all, I wish I could grow a beard.
The few people who ask to have their photographs with me, I almost always say yes, except for a few circumstances, like when my family is around.
Most people presume my mustache is not real because it's much darker than my regular hair.
My type of humor is me not caring whether people know what I'm talking about or not.
I know nothing about letting go.
It would be rather naive to imagine that Oprah doesn't have an Earth Evacuation Plan. You know Richard Branson does - his is in plain sight.
When you think about it, the end of the world is a little bit like death: We all know it's going to come eventually, and as we get older, we feel we see the signs more and more distinctly.
Any time you try to create an Internet meme, automatic fail. That's like the worst thing you can do.
I would be good for maybe not the center square but an upper square on 'Hollywood Squares.'
It seems that every generation needs its public, tweedy, literary personality to sell its consumer electronics. To whatever degree I can live up to the Plimptonian legacy, I am humble and proud.
For a long time, I would write without music, because I thought it was distracting until I appreciated that it actually unlocks a certain unconscious productivity vault in my mind.
As a freelance writer, I'd be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things.
I have a lot of cultural references that have amassed in my brain like shrapnel over the years that are meaningful to me.
If you look in the dictionary under 'perfectionist,' you see Henry Selick correcting the definition of perfectionist in the dictionary. I mean, he is so meticulous.
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