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By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't think music is my job - I don't think about it that way, because I don't really get paid. There's no paycheck at the end; it's more of a 'whatever is left over' kind of situation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I project love, music and love, and I pray for peace. A good song cuts straight to the heart; sometimes it doesn't need to be too many lines - of course, I do love a good story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

This is a transitory world, we're all spirits just looking for love and finding it, and holding on. Even if it's a moment it's true love, true love doesn't mean that it goes on for eternity. Eternity is a terrible concept.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

People expect not just songwriters but all personalities to pontificate about their egos.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I took piano lessons when I was a little kid, but even before that, you're singing in the classroom and wherever. Gosh, children are always singing. But I took music lessons, some choir and things like that at school. I learned how to play the guitar when I was about 13... ancient history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Loneliness is the most compelling force in the universe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball - there's just the team.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I hate my voice. I've never been comfortable singing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

As long as there are a few people there, I can lose myself, which is the ultimate goal. And that's happening more and more; the non-musical world is becoming less and less interesting to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

When you're playing festivals, you only get a half-hour. It's like a meat market. You don't get to be artistic. You don't get to play music. It's called a showcase for a reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

You can't just explain a joke. Either it isn't funny, or the person just totally missed the punchline.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

It's not my way to talk about my feelings. They're impudent to myself, so it wouldn't make any sense if I tried to explain them to anyone else. I've never been to therapy - not interested in it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

It's hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

A lot of religious texts make for good reading. That's why they hold up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Once biographical information contaminates your consciousness, it's impossible to erase it and look at someone's work the same way again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I grew up in the suburbs and was raised on rap radio, so it took me a long time to stumble upon the acoustic guitar as a resource for anything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I have been singing as long as I can remember. I used to be in choir; I used to do musical theater. I'd prefer not to sing my own songs, but there you have it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

To me, craft work is the ultimate. Maybe I got this idea from the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, who was employed as a sculptor to the state and church, making coins and things. While he admired Michelangelo, he also made fun of his spiritual angst with art.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Bringing the individual into it music only distracts from the universal and makes it trivial. And then it's easy to wash your hands of it because you might not be from their background, or you might disagree with their personal perspective. So you discount it and go back into your corner instead of coming out and engaging with everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Usually there's no specific reason for loneliness - it's a broad feeling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Folk art has never been much about politics; it's about action and utility.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't have a problem doing interviews. It's not punishment. There's things about it that I don't like. No one else is really saying these kinds of things, so someone has to. I don't think that it's the most humbled thing to talk about yourself for hours and hours and hours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

All these biopics and biographies and people gossiping about so-and-so's drug abuse or who's sleeping with who, it's just a bunch of nonsense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Lyrics are my racket; music is play - the fluff stuff.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I wouldn't claim to know what another person is thinking. I can imagine it, but it's my interpretation, and I try to make that clear. It's my vision of what I think their life is. I don't think there are empirical truths in that regard.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Try to keep your mind. Try not to eat bad, try not to wake up with too bad of a hangover.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

It's just a joy to be able to work with a lot of different musicians. When you play with great musicians, whether they're schooled or self-taught, they keep you on your toes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

That's the thing about inspiration, it just smacks you upside the head, you can't plan for it. It comes like a stranger in the night; you never know when it's going to come or leave, and you just have to deal with the in-between moments because there's nothing you can really do about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Beggars can't be choosers. We don't have all the money in the world. So anyone who wants to be in the band and be broke - that's their own death wish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't think I'm a particularly somber human being.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I've always thought about myself as somewhat of a folk musician. I just write words.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

When I was young, I used to go to Baha'i camp, and they taught me a lot about the equality of religions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

People take things a little too personal. I write these songs, and they're experiments with thoughts. That's it. I'm not a teacher.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I was just a folk singer. I cut my teeth on the streets, you know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't think music is my job - I don't think about it that way, because I don't really get paid. There's not paycheck at the end; it's more of a "whatever is left over" kind of situation. Also, it keeps me from thinking about my creativity as a business, which it is not. It should remain pure; that's one of the reasons I made music in the first place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

This is rock'n'roll, not classical music. It's about people working together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Even if I'm writing music, it's with a lyric in mind, to communicate some kind of feeling.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I think I prefer singing in falsetto. I like the way it sounds. It doesn't sound like my natural voice. It sounds like a character.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I've always littered my songs with jokes. You might need to dig a little deeper to find the humor, but I would totally object to being some kind of distraught personality. I've never tried to attach myself to that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I wouldn't go into the studio if I didn't have a band who's ready, willing, and able.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

If it's possible to have an enemy without making it personal or moral, then that's what I'm trying to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I think I try to do a lot of things to weed out casual fans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

It's the stupidest thing of all time, going on tour. It deteriorates the soul, but it's fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I couldn't write a political song. There's just opinion; it's all arbitrary anyway. It's all subjective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I'm making music with my friends. It's fun. It should be fun. You shouldn't make music if it isn't fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I think I have some very meaningful relationships with people; we all do. At the same time, I recognize that everyone is following their own heart; there's been people who have left my life, and I don't have a problem with that. This is a transitory world; we're all spirits just looking for love and finding it and holding on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't like going to the studio. It just seems too cold. There's no crowd to react to, or share anything with; it's just talking into a microphone that's going into a computer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I don't know about timeless. I actually think most of what I do is completely modern, but universally modern. Who decides what timeless even means? Are the things that we consider timeless now going to, in fact, be considered timeless in 300 years? Probably not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

People just wanna see someone talking about themselves constantly. I'm not interested in that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Dead men always have the last laugh. They win. They're dead. You can't hurt their feelings anymore.