Danny O'Keefe Quotes
Like a lot of young men in their early 20s, I took life a bit too fast. The result was a serious motorcycle accident that broke my left leg in numerous places. During a long convalescence, I started evaluating what I really wanted to do more than everything else.
I found that songwriting alleviates the day-to-day tedium. If I'd been, say, a restaurant supplies salesman it would have been alleviated somewhat by family and friends, but the gaping hole of tedium would have been patched by drugs, drink, television, whatever. It's that urge to be creative that many people have not been allowed to explore, or have been told that they don't have--which is the biggest lie that gets sold to us by the system at large. Woody Guthrie said everybody should write a song.
When you're working with someone who's doing the music you sometimes think of it as so complex, but when they break it down you see that you could make an arrangement that works just fine. Elaborate synthesizers and drum machines sometimes overwhelm you, until you see the structure of the song.
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