Some people got lost in the flood, some people got away alright. ... Louisiana 1927
The easiest thing I do is assignment songs. They tell me what they need me to write. I can do that fairly quickly. Writing for an orchestra is difficult. Writing songs [on your own] is most difficult of all. Though [writing for] the orchestra is close.
Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it. Randy Ne
I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear.
Sometimes what I'm writing is more important to me than the rest of my life. It's more important to me that I'm writing well than anything else.
I've written about a lot of different things, but the whole idea of writing for another character is unusual for pop music. Most of the repertory is love songs, and most of mine isn't. I don't know if that's a mental defect, or shyness, or what.
My dad was a doctor,
I'd like to go on the road again with a band. When I did it I loved the social aspects of it, you know traveling with the band and all, but I didn't like the music as well. And there was nothing of visual interest. Maybe I would have to get someone else to play so I could finally dance the way I was
I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology.
I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.
It's very hard to get rich and famous at a young age and handle it well.
I do movies because I love writing for orchestra though it scares me and the money is good. I can't make a living doing just albums, times are difficult now for geriatric artists.
I've often written about places that are totally different from anything I know. Sometimes they turn out better.
I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and essentially destroying it!
Still, it's clear that there are lots of people out there who are uncomfortable [about racism]. The Civil War was a long time ago but there are aspects of it that remain unsettled,
Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff.
I'm pretty proud of my film music in general. Randy Newma
You'll be working all day and you'll have finished 12 seconds, but you get into it and you try not to look up.
It's funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don't have an open mind about.
I've written a song for Prince. I never showed it to Prince, but just to see if I could do it. At the time, when I sort of knew him, he was recording a song a day. I wondered if I could do that. So I wrote it.
If I were to die tomorrow, I think they'd say Newman 56, composer of the hit song, Short People. Jumped off a mountain today.
a throwback to the players of old. They are not afraid to play with pain.
Writers have always liked my stuff, pretty much. That's what I wanted - I think my goal wasn't to get rich and famous, necessarily, though I cared about that. I always thought, "Oh, this could be a hit," or "that will sell records." But the first thing I wanted was that people who knew a lot about m
My music has a high irritation factor. I`ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was is joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccetricity to the bland.
Some fools in the desert with nothing to do...invented me, and they invented you. And other fools keep it all going and growing. Everybody, we're a figment of their imagination...
I don't remember ever having writer's block. If I sit in there for four hours, I'll usually have something.
I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I.
Thank God for the potholes on memory lane. Randy Ne
Attendance is not where we wish it would be.
A Fool In Love,