Steve came into the meeting singing songs from the show.
Yes, I sing songs about relationships on the edge, relationships of all kinds, but remember I did not write them all, ... They are not all based on my experiences. Years ago, I wrote with Dennis Walker and Bruce Bromberg, who were 10 years older and divorced two or three times. They had great senses of humor, which is where lines like 'a boatload of lawyers just sank' came from. It is their stories on Strong Persuader, my breakthrough album from 1986. Sneaking out the window, 'Porch Light,' they are not my songs or lines. So, my life is not as miserable as some of the music makes it out to be. My wife Sue and I have been married for 15 years. She's an actor, but Sue gets the credit she deserves on some of my songs.
I am trying to do things and sing songs that I used to sing 30 years ago, and my voice has changed. I can't hit some of the real high notes I used to hit, but it makes you have to explore different avenues.
It is hard to separate your faith from what you do, but its not our huge focus. We write songs about everything, faith and love its pretty universal stuff. Mostly, our music is a positive message of love and faith.
The key to it all is trying to put my own stamp on these songs, because they have been done so many times-just not by someone who sang 'Hot Legs' and 'Maggie May!' Since this album will be the last one for now, I wanted to make it really special.
All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
He's got a huge input to what goes on. He probably changed 30 to 40 percent of the songs we did, but he's worked with all the bands we liked. He changed a lot, but he taught us a lot of stuff. We love the finished product.
It's not generic music. They include breaks randomly. It's a lot of little songs in one big song.
Because we had two songs online (before the album was out), people were already making assumptions about what kind of band we were and what our album was going to sound like. And that's what a lot of the album is about. It's directed at all those kids that talk on message boards.
Our songs are a celebration of life, ... A lot of our songs are hopeful, overall. There are some sad songs, but you come away from them seeing the positive side. That's the spirit of the RubberBand.
We think that you shouldn't just play a bunch of songs, you should put on a show.
When you add a really lovely score, it becomes even more timeless. People just remember those songs, and it takes it to a whole other level.
I think the hooks are important in songs. I'm very respectful. (The Beatles) were like a very huge influence on me, along with a lot of other musicians. But at the same time, I'm a living, breathing musician, and I have my own take on it and my own English that I spin on the bits. This band definitely has a personality to it that's different from The Beatles, or whatever.
Country music is songs about people, the music of the heartland.
We're sick of playing the same songs all the time, and we want to start bringing in some new stuff, ... There'll be more sort of like a human element to [the next LP]. We'll be playing with more chops, skill, that kind of thing, but then there will also be the synthetic stuff that will be even more synthetic. So I think we'll probably just go further in both directions.
We're called The Bravery because that's the mindset I was in when I was writing the songs.
I would say a couple of songs, Solar Flare for one and Thank Your Lucky Stars , number two, are the two more overt political songs on the record.
Sometimes we disagree when writing songs. We'll get mad at each, but eventually we'll put everything together and it all comes out fine. We won't stay mad at each other for long.
Unfortunately, one can see on television old voiceless singers lip-synching their old songs, ... Don't kill talents by using lip synching... Create our new culture.
In the phrases of songs and poems bread is gold, it is the motherland, it is the hard work of the masses, it is life itself.
Every song I've ever written was while I'm really emotional, maybe happy or maybe sad. Writing songs from those situations and experiences captures my soul, and things I can't express with people just talking to me. It's really intimate.
I'm really impressed by your consistent ability to pick songs that totally suit your quirky style.
We're all facing the Grim Reaper, ... It's like John Denver put it in one of his songs -- 'Live, live without care.'.
She incorporates comedy and funny songs - it's not the kind of thing you'd typically see at a folk concert, but it's really unique and fun.
The Trio has been around 20 years, have had several top 10 songs, and are in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.