If I can raise more money for charities, or get more Canadian kids to play golf, the green jacket will mean even more.
My feeling is that when you’re managing a baseball team, you have to pick the right people to play and then pray a lot.
I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down, because I believe in that style of play, and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport.
Touring with King Crimson wasn’t a lot of fun for me. I had a lot of equipment, and when I was in improvised music I’d set it up myself, play the gig, and put it all away again.
I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands.
Today’s global landscape is increasingly interconnected. China and the Middle East play critical roles towards international peace and security.
We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that’s when you know it’s game over.
Playing live, you can’t survive, certainly not in England. We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
Had an awesome time. You tell me to show up and all I have to do is drink beer, play guitar all day and I can lift weights and you’re going to pay me for this!
Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound.
If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick.
You get on the radio by writing your own songs. But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere because we weren’t able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear. So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
I’ve heard people say it looks as if I don’t care and I’ve certainly read that, but the way I play is natural. I don’t think I can change it. I know I’m working as hard as the next man, even if it doesn’t always look that way.
So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I’m really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes.
I started getting on my feet and clowning around, and they ended up putting me in a play when I was 12. And I was hooked.
I don’t play a lot of fancy guitar. I don’t want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks.
It’s easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It’s not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim.
I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front.
I’m learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that’s how it is. I’m really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don’t need to drink.
Presented with a song like Exit Music, It’s impossible to know what to add without actually making it worse. How can you play along when It’s already there?
You know, I have some issues. But I just love to play different characters all the time, and I try not to repeat myself too much.
I wasn’t the high-school play queen or anything. And my parents would let not me act until I graduated from college.
You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I’ve had it. I haven’t got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don’t get a lot of expression on the keyboard.
When I am rehearsing for a play, I try to read nothing that might distract my concentration from the work in progress.
I don’t care what you play, where you’re from, who you produce. It depends on what you’re doing when you’re with me. That’s what counts. I don’t pre-judge anything or anybody.