+ The music that really turns me on is either
running toward God or away from God. Both recognize
the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.
+ I went through a sort of awkward phase of thinking
I was stupid. My schoolwork goes to shit. I can't
concentrate. I started to believe the world outside.
Music was my revenge on that.
+ I'm not exaggerating to say that. This music
changed the shape of the room. It changed the
shape of the world outside the room; the way you
looked out the window and what you were looking
at. (listening to John Lennon)
+ I'm the Imelda Marcos of sunglasses.
+ At a certain point, I just felt, you know, God
is not looking for alms, God is looking for action.
+ Even though I'm a believer, I still find it
really hard to be around other believers. They
make me nervous, they make me twitch. I sorta
watch my back. Except when I'm with the black
church. I feel relaxed, feel at home; my kids..
I can take them there; there's singing, there's
+ The world is more malleable than you think and
it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
+ Every age has its massive moral blind spots.
We might not see them, but our children will.
+ Music was an alarm bell for me, it woke me up
to the world.
+ Don't get me too excited because I use four
letter words when I get excited.