God looks out for fools and babies.
I joke that a person of color would never make a movie like ‘Midnight in Paris.’ Nostalgia isn’t so enticing.
Definitely dub is in my body forever. I think I hear everything through a dub filter. Even when I play rock music, I play through a dub filter.
It’s very limiting to us as a species, the concept of better-than/less-than. It just seems to be at its end. I’m like, this all fades to black, and it’s gone. It’s dust. Choose carefully what you obsess about.
Yes, violence begets more violence, but historically this has been the way of the world.
I think leaders are incapable of the strength that passive resistance entails.
I’m pushing ahead on my own – you no longer need a large record company to make you a star.
I’m becoming more and more apolitical – I think the most revolutionary thing you can do is just live your life and have a good time. Before they scoop you up on the street or you die.
Any ideas of ‘other’ are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of ‘normal.’
I find myself wanting to make music at the dining room table or in the bedroom – I’m kind of a mobile writer, so I sort of move around the house. But the attic is definitely where I can make the most noise. While everyone on the lower floors screams ‘Earthquake!’ But no! It’s just my bass!
Not to be a Bible-thumper, but there really is nothing new under the sun.
I watch documentaries for information. I watch films to be entertained.
There’s no hierarchy in suffering. I think songs that are transcendent are the ones where everyone can feel something from it, you know?
Allow the artist to finish the piece of work before you critique it.
My favorite period is when we lived in the land of the three-minute song. The Motown thing – I thought they were genius in knowing that’s as much as a listener can take.