When rock came along the lyrics and melodies became less important and it bothered me to think that perhaps they might not regain the value they have to music – they are music.
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
Ideals are not something I can control. It’s not logic that convinces me of something, it’s what my heart says. My heart has a way of involving me in things, which can only be good for the music.
I think the word soul has gotta come into it. Music that’s created just for consuming lacks that soul, that swing, that feeling.
I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end. And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
Make your own music. It can be done.
Music is not a commodity, it’s a resource.
Music is too important to be left to professionals.
They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement. I don’t like the way women in music have been identified as women first and musicians second.
We learned pretty early on in this band that you can’t have snobbery in music.
I have always enjoyed different kinds of music.
I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I’m most interested in making new music with Yes.
I wasn’t really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.
So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.
I’m such a lover of music that it would be very hard for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.
I am moved by music, and certain things just make my day.