eavesdroppings: muse-nourishing s**t i hear musicians
(and other creative artists) say
If you feel that artist in you rising up, just go for it–let it come out.
— Gerry Griffith, former Arista A&R manager who scouted and brought Whitney Houston to the label then helped her choose the songs and producers
Rather than go to the best studio down the street in Hollywood and rather than use all the fanciest computers you can buy, we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine… The human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft–that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect; it’s not about sounding absolutely correct; it’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here [pointing to heart] and it’s about what goes on in here [pointing to head].
— Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters lead guitarist, in Grammy acceptance speech for Best Rock Performance, Walk