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Quotes by Billy Sherwood

Quotes by Billy Sherwood

And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.
And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals.
Everyone is really getting along with each other and we enjoy each others company and love playing live.
I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy.
I don’t have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don’t have any secretaries.
I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.
I have always enjoyed different kinds of music.
I know that if I went to other studios, like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true, so it’s just a different flavour, it’s a different sound, but I think both have their place.
I love all Yes music and love to play it live, but I’m most interested in making new music with Yes.
I love the feeling of creating pictures in someone’s mind just by spelling out the right lyrical combination.
I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they’re fantastic.
I think that the climate within the band has changed, it’s now in a more functional situation.
I wasn’t really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.
I write on all instruments.
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record… So I was just writing songs.
I’d written songs with lots of people, from one spectrum to the other.
I’m very proud of it as a Yes record amongst many of the other Yes records.
I’ve had the luxury of owning my own studio, 24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects, endless hardcore gear, that I don’t have to rent, I don’t get stuck with the bills, it’s all mine.
It’s an album that is a little bit different and probably isn’t easy to get out. It’s not likely that a major label would have picked it up and said that they had a smash hit record.
So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.
So for my studio purposes, I know that I’m in my studio with technicians who’ve done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
So in one sense you don’t have the classic keyboard player in Yes.
So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well.
So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.
So when bands work with me and it’s 10 o’clock, usually you’d have to be getting out of the studio, we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it’s my place!
So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.
Sometimes I hear a drum groove in my head and I rush down to my studio.
We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing, so we went to Canada.
When you’re a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person.
You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.

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