Zitat des Tages von Ray LaMontagne:
I'd much rather be playing songs than talking to people.
I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted from the show. I more enjoyed shows where the guys came out and they just played.
I'm a very emotional person.
I can't get excited by my own music. It's impossible.
I'm very uncomfortable in my own skin.
It's so easy to get caught up in your own experiences. They can seem so important. But there are billions and billions of other experiences going on.
Every song asks to be sung in a different way.
When I think of folk music, I think of topical songs. And I don't write topical songs.
Social situations, for me - it's very natural for me to be an observer. That's where I'm most comfortable. I observe things.
I want to write music that will outlive me.
In order to get a note out, I have to dig deep, and I mean that on an emotional level. To physically sing, I have to get somewhere deep before I can do it.
Writing songs is not something I wanted to share with people for a long time. It was precious to me. I didn't want someone to crush it. I waited until I felt strong enough to take the criticism.
I'm a private person.
You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.
We all have that inner voice that is wise, even if we don't always follow it. It's that voice I'm trying to listen to.
The label doesn't do anything but put your record in the store, that's all they do. And tell you, you don't have a single... and tell you, it's not gonna sell... that's what the label does.
I want to be in control of my own destiny.