Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
I love San Francisco and Brighton has something of San Francisco about it. It's by the sea, there's a big gay community, a feeling of people being there because they enjoy their life there.
Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit, and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way.
The earliest paintings I loved were always the most non-referential paintings you can imagine, by painters such as Mondrian. I was thrilled by them because they didn't refer to anything else. They stood alone, and they were just charged magic objects that did not get their strength from being connected to anything else.
Franklin D. Roosevelt