We have a finite amount of time. Whether short or long, it doesn't matter. Life is to be lived.
I have found that whiskey is enjoyed as a refined secret pleasure in many cities – and it appears to be popular in Pakistan, as it is all over the tropical Asian world, Muslim or non-Muslim.
I want to be the guy with the fresh new sound. I can remember as a kid thinking about a DJ going, 'Ladies and gentlemen, here's the new one from Frankie Ballard. He's the guy with that hot new sound.' That's the dream.
Half of us are partly German! Half our language and culture, generally, in Anglo-Saxon terms, is German.
If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.
I could have pigeonholed us and wrote a whole record like 'Pumped Up Kicks,' and we would have been this breezy, nostalgic West Coast Beach Boys recreation band. That's not the type of writer I am. Once I try one style, I move on.