I had BEEN making futuristic records way before a lot of the groups that came out, but now everybody is running to make their albums sound new, but it sounds too made up.
Keith Matthew Thornton
I don't know if it's irrational, and I would never say this before, but I think I'm a little bit agoraphobic when I'm in huge crowds of people. I mean, it's claustrophobic, probably – small spaces and large groups of people, anxiety rises for me.
I'm definitely of the mindset of "I wouldn't want to be part of any group that would have me as a member."
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world - no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
Hip-hop was started on groups.
The most powerful people on earth are focus groups.
The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.
I wanted to be a Teacher with a big T: teach the whole planet. It led me into writing and speaking to large groups.
When I've taught writing to five, six, and seven year olds, it's not very different than talking to an adult writer. They're writers then, and when they get to be young teenagers they're not anymore. You might go and talk to them about writing, and they'll be very self-conscious or will have detached themselves from the group.
Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
I've changed a great deal. I used to be vicious to my parents, just because they objected to me going full-time with a group. Now I can see that all they wanted was the best for me. And we get on great.
Peter William Ham