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Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration.
To me, music shouldn't be ego-driven. When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you're sitting in a room, writing songs, it's a completely different process. It's a completely different place. It's a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.
Strangely enough, when the Sugababes' 'Freak Like Me' went to number 1, which was built around my 'Are 'Friends' Electric' song, I had another song called 'Rip' go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart, so I was pulling new people in from very different areas of musical interest. That was quite an amazing week.
A musical takes two to five years. You have to love it to put in the years.
I actually may do a musical next year... not one that I've written; one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people's work and all of a sudden you've got a very full life.
I have thought about some kind of musical involving my music. That would be kind of interesting. I have thought of it in that way, as a creator of something, not so much a performer. So that's in my head.
But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.
E. O. Wilson
I want to write a play. I'd like to do an original musical. I should probably put together a poetry collection.
I would love to do a musical. I would love that. I would have to find the right book, the right story, but some day I'm going to make one. I would really like to go off and direct a musical. That's what I would really like to do when I grow up.
But anyone who's done a musical knows; whether you're dancing or not, physically it's the most difficult thing you can do.
Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer.
I'm like a bad musical cliche because I bring my guitar on the road and try to write songs in hotel rooms.
Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There's something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.
If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story, it's got to sound like speech. At the same time it's got to be a song.
By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.
I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
I really had to think and learn about musical intervals.
I like involved projects. I'm driven by the idea of characters and the song-cycle form is similar to a musical.
I'm driven by the idea of characters and the song-cycle form is similar to a musical.
I've created several musical trends, really. That's not because I'm so far out and fabulous. It's because most bands have no ideas of their own. They're so desperate they'll grab at any old straw.
The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.
I'm doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called 'The Boy from Oz,' where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli.
Because I was a dancer, I started going to auditions for musical theater, which forced me to sing.
I'm not that musical. I don't really know how a record is produced, and, funnily enough, I don't want to.
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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