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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 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I write for myself, and I write for my friends and people who I have a connection with. I try to give some dignity to peoples' lifestyles that tend to be ignored.

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

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

I think a master craftsman is someone who is unpretentious. He has a physical object in front of him and, while he works with a higher aim, he doesn't let his personality get in the way of his art. It's simply about the task at hand and to make it as functional and necessary to the world as he can.

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 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

If you've ever sang in falsetto, you know that your throat is between your voice and your mouth. In a standard voice, you sing from your belly. And when you sing in a falsetto, you're blocking that. It gives it a filter. It gives it a character. It's less revealing.

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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

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 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 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

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

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 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 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Opinions only carry weight in the second or third person.

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

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

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 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

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 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I just like writing lyrics. I find a little satisfaction in performing live, making records. But primarily, I just try to write every day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Everyone wants to be well-loved and appreciated but, at the same time, there are some people that just don't want to be your friend, and there's nothing you can do or say to change that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Loneliness is the most compelling force in the universe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Thank god we don't know a lot about William Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautréamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they're mysterious. Once biographical information contaminates your consciousness, it's impossible to erase it and look at someone's work the same way again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

Making music and art is about expressing something that's universally human, maybe even beyond human, at best. To make it about the artist and to dwell upon biographical information can only make it singular, and I am really, really disgusted by that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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

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 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I love being lost! I don't need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don't need to control anyone. 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.

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

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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

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

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

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

It's not like that when you're a songwriter - songwriters aren't like pulp writers or journalists, even. You just follow the muse. It's called muse-ic. Whenever the muse decides to bestow her inspiration on the songwriter, then the song is born.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I think I like singing when I'm singing live. It's just in the studio when it's a drag.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cass Mccombs

I miss working. It's real, you know? But I don't know anything but songwriting, and I don't even know that. I didn't go to school; the only thing I know how to do is this. The only thing that I know is that I know nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cass Mccombs

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