I write all the time. I do artwork that's part of a diary, and I write short stories to go with them pretty much every day.
TV series, there's a lot of everybody talking to you and giving you input for the first couple episodes, and then they're on such a crazy schedule that you get another episode on a Monday, you have to have it done by Friday and it becomes very solitary work usually, TV shows.
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Personally Im very happy to be behind the scenes. I like collaboration, I like working with directors.
Choose your mutations carefully.
With MTV in the '80s, you made your album but then you needed to use any money you made to create a video - instead of being able to use that money to pay for you and your band to live on while you wrote new songs. So MTV upped the ante of looking for one hit. Conceptual bands who didn't have a hit
Rebellion is obsolete - change things from the inside working out.
When I was a kid, the book that I liked the most was 'Aesop's Fables.' There was a version of it that my father read stories to us kids out of. I liked the idea of the short story format.
I really appreciate anyone trying to inject art into mainstream film.
I think somewhere around high school, your brain starts to gel, to harden. Before that, thereâ€™s this time where anything is possible and the more things that you artistically and educationally have in your repertoire, the more you become a child of larger possibilities.
If you get rid of a lot of the poseurs by destroying record companies, maybe it's a good trade-off.
Mutants have always been dear to the heart of Devo. One of our earliest influences was the original Island of Lost Souls , ... The whole thing was frightening and unnatural and disturbing.
My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I'd tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn't have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks.
My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn't visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn't work.
This is the fourth movie that I've done with this set of director-writers and I've learned to trust them at this point, because actually I started on Lego before they did.
To me I think artists in general make a statement - and for the rest of their lives - every album, every book - are variations on a theme.
Technology has taken its toll on albums in a tough way. The CD format and MTV really played havoc on artists.
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The stories I write are often literal to events that have happened or observations that I've made, and sometimes they're fantastical.
I always loved fish-eye lenses. It came from how radical my [eyeglass] prescription was. It wasnt until someone dropped LSD on me back in the early 70s that, all of a sudden, I realized again what my prescription did to my vision. I was always looking into these extreme-convex lenses my whole life.
If you're in music just to become a big, fat rock star, then I probably don't like your music to begin with.
We've turned down multi million dollar films, simply because we liked the film better. We have the luxury to do so - we have projects that make the money, and others that we do for love.
As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
I went to Kent State basically to avoid going to Vietnam, I had no idea what I was doing in the world. I was lost, and trying not to get into a fight every day.
As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism. Mark Mothersb
It's people who write music because they are obsessed that I like; because they have something to say and no other way to say it.
Before MTV, if you put out an album that sold 50,000 copies, your band could afford not to have day jobs for a while. That meant you could stick around, put out another album or two. Maybe it would be the second or third album where you'd make the statement you'd been trying to make all along.
As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism. Mark Mothersbaug
We are shocked and saddened by Bob Casale's passing. He not only was integral in DEVO's sound, he worked over twenty years at Mutato, collaborating with me on sixty or seventy films and television shows, not to mention countless commercials and many video games. Bob was instrumental in creating the
Lego was our fourth film, because we did two Cloudys, so yeah there's a little bit of shorthand that's involved and then you can anticipate things- because for me it's like, I get a script for a movie and I go, "Wow that's a pretty good script", then you sign on and a couple months later they show y