I'm a popsmith, so I guess that has been one of my contributions. The thing is, it's the balance. If it had been me and two other guys with a pop background, it would've been too much. They pulled me equally back in their direction, and the place we ended up really seems to me to be the sweet spot.
I studied music for my first two years in college. When I went to UC Berkeley, I failed the admission requirements to get into the music school there, so I studied communications and public policy, which actually were a greater engine for my career than a musical education would have been. If I had gotten into the music department at Berkeley, I'd probably be a timpanist in an orchestra right now.
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