I find it odd seeing a DJ playing to huge audiences. I know that people have been doing it for a while, but the fact that it's been embraced so much in America now and it's become like this new, big thing, I find it slightly odd.
It was so exciting to go to the record shop and buy a piece of vinyl and hold it, read the liner notes, look at the pictures. Even the smell of the vinyl.
I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.
Songwriting is a mysterious art. When I sit down to write a song, the end result should be mysterious and have this dark quality.
I don't think I've ever tried to be anything other than a weirdo.
Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.
Technology is a bit of a double-edged sword. Used right, it's a wonderful tool, but unfortunately, it makes it easier for a lot of mediocre people to get really crappy ideas out.
God knows why - no pun intended - but every time I write a song, I feel a need to touch on religion.
I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.
I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.
Kids today don't know that much about vinyl.
I'm not particularly prolific.
I even have nephews who make music, my daughter makes music. I don't know what advice to give them these days. It's really a tough industry to break into.
I've not worn a dress since about 1985. It always amazes me how there is still a fascination for it in England. The rest of the world doesn't seem to care. I'm not sure whether they don't remember or whether they've just moved on from it. I was brought up in the glam era.
When I write a song, I always start on acoustic guitar, because that's a good test of a song, when it's really open and bare. You can often mislead yourself if you start with computers and samples and programming because you can disguise a bad song.
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