Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
I think I'm a vocal genius, not a musical genius. I like background vocals. I consider myself a voice, not a singer. A voice is a sound, and singing is what you do with that sound.
If there's not love present, it's much, much harder to function. When there's love present, it's easier to deal with life.
I think I need the demons in order to write, but the demons have gone. It bothers me a lot. I've tried and tried, but I just can't seem to find a melody.
I have to tell you that J.S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation.
I'm just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood - but not very often.
I consider myself to be a crusader of love. I try to spread love around the world as best I can because I know I have a handle on love.
If you're going to write a song, try to get together with a collaborator because it's better to write with collaborators.
Don't get married until you're certain that you're marrying the right girl. How did I know my wife was the one? I'd seen her for a couple of months. I liked her. She was a very creative person and she had a very good grip on politics and business.
My mother used to tell me about vibrations. I didn't really understand too much of what that meant when I was just a boy. To think that invisible feelings, invisible vibrations existed scared me to death.
Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we've lost the ability to be blown away by music.