Jon Brion Quotes.
The people I choose to work with, I work with because I’m already impressed with them, you know?
Things begin, things decay, and you’ve got to find a way to be okay.
As far as I’m concerned, any work you get is because people have heard other work you’ve done.
The only thing you really have to practice is your ability. And this is something I do all the time. I try to teach my hand to do what I’m hearing in my head at any given second. I don’t sit around and practice scales. I sit around and just try to make sure my hands are following what’s coming to me.
When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I’m getting warmer, and that I’m more mystified by human interactions.
I get to be a musician with my life, so it doesn’t even matter if I’m good in it. It means at the very least, I’m pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes consistently enough. And I put food on the table, and have work to do.
People’s association with improvisation means one person playing an endless stream of notes over something, and it doesn’t have to be.
I’d like to think that most of what I do is self-evident if you’re listening to it or seeing it. But I don’t mind the fact that it’s hard to describe.
The people I choose to work with, I work with because I’m already impressed with them.
We’re so used to everything being properly manicured, like you can hear every footstep in a movie, you can hear every bit of dialogue, and everything is in its place.