Zitat des Tages von Cliff Martinez:
Pop music is a fashion, and fashions come and go. The public retires you as their tastes change.
The more I come to understand music, the more I feel like a numbskull because there is always more to learn.
I've always been very left of center and the radio never had much diversity and film did.
I got fed up with being in bands. I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band, doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy.
I work at home but average 15,000 to 18,000 miles per year on my Honda.
I know so few people who actually give music their undivided attention, so I've been trying to just park myself on the couch between the speakers and listen.
For me, the work begins with a rough cut of the film. I can't do much with the script. I've tried to write music to a script prior to seeing the film, but I've found it turns out to be a waste of time.
I guess I'd like to have my cake and eat it, too. I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.
I think music will be created algorhythmically, all the things that we do will be boiled down to a little computer program.
I'm free to make music - I'm sitting on about 40 or 45 new songs that I can't wait to put out.
I was in the Chilli Peppers at the time and I asked myself, would I be able to wear a sock on my genitals at the age of forty and they proved me wrong because I guess they're still doing it.
I want to be known for having a recognizable style. I believe having your own personal identity is what makes you competitive. On the other hand, I would like to be versatile and be challenged to go in new directions.
You'll know if you're a famous composer if 20 years from now your name appears on a pull-down menu in Band in a Box, alongside Hans Zimmer.
I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside - the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.