T Bone Burnett Quotes
You know, the thing that struck me about Civil War music was how bloody it was; it was full of hatred. There was incredible vitriol in it.
T Bone Burnett
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Music was a way of rebelling against the whole rah-rah high school thing.
I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music that we used to love so much. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out, that's what I grew up singing.
R. C. Buford has been a huge help to me with his support.
Much of the conventional wisdom associated with Vietnam was highly inaccurate. Far from an inevitable result of the imperative to contain communism, the war was only made possible through lies and deceptions aimed at the American public, Congress, and members of Lyndon Johnson's own administration.
H. R. McMaster
If my own current husband was suddenly a stay-at-home dad, it would be emasculating. That would be hard for me.
Epic were adamant that I should carry on being me. They liked the way I look, my clothes, hats... nothing's changed really.
I used to sit in front of McDonald's and ask people for dollars to get me a cheeseburger. It was bad.
One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things.
Characters who don't suffer have no interest to me.
I grew up on the rough side of the tracks. If you looked like you were soft, you would be fodder for the wolves. I came up in my neighbourhood like, 'I'm just gonna be me,' and all the thugs just said, 'It's OK, he's special.' They knew I had the talent with the rhymes, so they kept me around.
I got along with people very well at every job I had, people liked me and I liked them and I loved being on my feet.
There's more to me, you know? I'm not Macaulay Culkin, 'Home Alone' kid. I'm Macaulay Culkin... actor.
Music used to be a lot more about angst for me. Now it's the only form of meditation I do.
When I started training to fight, it was more out of boredom than anything. I was looking for more things to do. I started with boxing, and my coaches told me I had a lot of potential and that I should consider making it a career. I was like, 'Whatever.' I was just 15 at the time, and I never imagined something like that.
I left for New York expecting to repeat my success, only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city, till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime, thought of taking me on.
I can understand why some people might look at me and say, 'What's she got to be depressed about?' I get that a lot in Britain, where mental health issues seem to be a big taboo.
I do shop online! But I'm shopping online mostly in the home categories – One Kings Lane and Gilt. At a lot of architectural websites, I buy a lot of hardware for cabinetry like hinges and things like that from England. So, you know, for me, I shop at Net-A-Porter, but I don't really shop that much for clothing online.
I feel like trouble has followed me from the day I was born.