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By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

It was a nice relief to be able to work on individual songs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

No-one wants to hear anything spoken in earnest anymore, unless it happens to involve unrequited, teenage love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

If Broadway musicals were as popular as they were in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, then people like Sufjan Stevens and Iron & Wine would be writing for Broadway, which would be amazing. As it stands, it's the worst stuff that's mired in pop music.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Colin Meloy

There's as much benefit to wishing the world away as there is in demanding a bud to bloom," responded Iphigenia as she patted Prue's hand gently. "It's better to live presently. By living thus, perhaps we can learn to understand the nature of this fragile coexistence we share with the world around us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

Pop music has always adopted the style of marrying upbeat melodies to dour lyrics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

When everybody is playing at the same level, there's so much more noise. And there's less incentive for the people who should be rising above that noise to take time and invest in what they're doing. It just becomes about hustling and grabbing attention.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

Music has been already devalued by the consumer. There's an expectation that it should be free so the race to the bottom has already been won.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist in pre-war Paris Smuggling bombs for the underground. And she met my father at a fete in Aix-en-Provence; He was disguised as a Russian cadet in the employ of the Axis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

When I first started writing these kind of songs that would eventually become Decemberists songs, I was writing them because I knew that nobody was listening at the time and that it wouldn't hurt to challenge myself and get weirder and see if I could alienate more people

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

The jam stuff doesn't appeal to me in general. My newfound love for the Dead came from Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia's songwriting, not the elaborate guitar solos. I'm a song person. Once it starts to break out of that structure and become loopy, it's uninteresting to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

I think the music should definitely underscore the sentiment of the song, and it can work for or against it. It has just as much power in creating a kind of perpendicular sentiment in the music, creating a nice friction that also plays up some of the tension in the song.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

I pretty much draw the line when people want you to do original music for commercials.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

We are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we the children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

And I am a writer, writer of fictions I am the heart that you call home And I've written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from my bones...

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

I'd rather have a strong career, playing and selling records to a loyal audience, then having one record that exploded. That would be devastating.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Colin Meloy

This was all in the making, a long time ago. You had as much control over these events as a leaf does in the time of its falling.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

I think the music should definitely underscore the sentiment of the song, and it can work for or against it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

I have a conflicted relationship with musicals, because I think the music itself can be so horrendous. It's an industry that relies on appealing to a mainstream culture in order to survive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

Prog-rock and concept records and some ambitious projects were kind of anathema post-punk. They were destroyed with the advent of punk rock. You don't necessarily need to have a degree in music composition to play in a rock band anymore, which is a great thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

I was in school for literature, and read so many 19th century and early 20th century novels that it was hard to break out of that and read an average Jeanette Winterson book or something.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Colin Meloy

My dear Prue, we are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos. It is a hopeless task.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

I wish I had a better range, but I really have a super-limited one. Barely a tenor, dips into baritone - that's about it.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Colin Meloy

Meditation. That's the key. Supposedly. Calming your mind ind total silence. Understanding your connection to the natural world and all that. You do that, and you can hear it. All the talking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

It is better to live presently. By living thus, perhaps we can learn to understand the nature of this fragile coexistence we share with the world around us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

I don't feel like we're setting ourselves up to be exclusive. I don't want to set up an attitude where we're telling people 'You can't listen to our music if you don't have a college degree.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

There's a little less pressure in doing a solo tour, in some ways a simpler setup. A little bit more relaxed. But then also there's also - doing the big tours is exciting, because you get to put on the big show and everything. But I don't know if I would prefer one over the other. I guess it's no secret that I just don't like touring in general, but it's sort of the reality of the business these days.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

I like all sorts of things, not necessarily just Victorian. Even though I tend to read a lot of Victorian novels, I like a lot of contemporary stuff.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

You can't really come into a concept record objectively, because you immediately associate it with Yes, stuff from the 1970s that punk rock kicked against, the pretentiousness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

Living in war, and being a wartime band, I don't think there's any way that can't somehow influence the songwriting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Colin Meloy

When you get respect from the people who are buying your music and coming to your shows, there's an expectation that you have to live up to your own standards.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colin Meloy

Early on I was a lot more unsure of myself on stage. When our band The Decemberists was getting bigger audiences I was more concerned about alienating them, so I wasn't as willing to take risks and do weird stuff on stage. But once you get more accustomed to it you tend to have more fun with it and not worry about being pilloried for acting out. Whenever you play in front of 400 or 500 more people than you're used to it's always a weird, transitional period.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Colin Meloy

It's hard for us to talk about how we disdain file-sharing when in fact it probably has been a great resource for us.