I realized when it comes to dancing I’m a lot better dancing with my legs than I am with my upper body, so playing bass while dancing is really great for me because I don’t have to worry about what to do with my hands. I can just dance around with crazy legs
I’m not interested in writing overtly autobiographical songs. I would rather explore interesting stories. I like the idea of the songs being evocative and distinctive, so I have in my mind the atmosphere that a film could evoke. I like to think of them existing in their own little world
The best part of having a relationship is getting to call the person or lay down next to them and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long, and in the end that’s what it’s about, kids. It’s not about the sex, it’s not about the money that they give you or whatever. It’s not about how good-looking they are, it’s about, can they listen to you talk for hours and hours and hours about stupid shit that doesn’t matter
It is always cool for me in a way to know that a lot of people could fall into any number of categories: don’t know who your are, think you’re a bit shit, think you’re a lot shit. It’s always kind of fun to play for those people. Maybe you’ll change their minds, maybe you’ll reinforce their opinions. Who knows?
The reason music exists has something to do with making a direct physical connection with the body, without actual touch being involved. The way sound waves affect you is powerful and extremely direct. It can change your mood and the way you perceive things—and change your consciousness