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.
I'm often accused of being ahead of my time, but it's simply not true. The truth is that everybody else is behind.
Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
I think everyone's inherently snobbish. Things that are very popular are not taken seriously, because the snobbish side of one says, 'Well, if everyone likes it it can't be that good.' Whereas if only I and a couple of other people like it, then it must be really something special.
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William P. Young