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Duncan Sheik Quotes

A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.

And frankly, when I made that record, hit songs were not what I was trying to achieve.

Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.

But I can't really say there is too much modern music that I'm blown away by at this moment.

But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear.

For my second record I had gotten ProTools (program) and started to familiar myself with hard disc recording.

Happy music doesn't tend to move me much.

I actually am always a music first person.

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.

I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that.

I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I've felt like that.

I feel fortunate about being able to make the music I want to make and getting away with it.

I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos.

I make the kind of music I like.

I mean, at the end of the day when I'm making a record, what I want to do is what I do.

I privilege the music over the lyrics.

I started playing music at a pretty young age.

I think in a way I was probably completely naive about what it takes to make something become a hit.

I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.

I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.