Will Sheff Famous Quotes & Sayings

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14 Will Sheff Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Will Sheff Sayings: I never considered myself an Americana artist, but I'm a huge fan of old-time music I never considered myself an Americana artist, but I'm a huge fan of old-time music from the States, the recordings that were made in the '20s and '30s. Trying to chase down the exact stylistic trappings of that stuff always felt like a dead end. That spirit of directness and economy, but also the poetic pungency of the writing and almost ugly, or raw, performance - all that seemed like the real message. I've just tried to somehow stay true to that feeling.
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Will Sheff Sayings: I wanted to be a filmmaker, actually, when I was in high school and college. I wanted to be a filmmaker, actually, when I was in high school and college. But I just decided it would be more expensive to do, so I sort of decided music would be more fun.
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Will Sheff Sayings: I think that anything is a form of folk music. That's just me being glib, I think that anything is a form of folk music. That's just me being glib, but the thing I like the best about humans, and there are not many other things besides this, is that humans make culture. If you're an artist, a big part of folk is noticing what other people are doing and incorporating it and changing it - the way that songs warp and change over time.
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Will Sheff Sayings: Songwriting is an emotional medium, and rock and roll is an emotional medium. Songwriting is an emotional medium, and rock and roll is an emotional medium.
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Will Sheff Sayings: I was always one of these people who is irrationally moved by stupid pop songs. I was always one of these people who is irrationally moved by stupid pop songs.
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Will Sheff Sayings: If you're going for things that are really terrible ideas you have to really have If you're going for things that are really terrible ideas you have to really have all your faculties about you to get away with them without being crucified. The best rock music gets away with something, somehow, that it shouldn't be allowed to get away with.
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Will Sheff Sayings: I'm not pro-life. I'm very emphatically pro-choice. I'm not pro-life. I'm very emphatically pro-choice.
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Will Sheff Sayings: There is a definite difference between live shows and the recordings. The recordings are for There is a definite difference between live shows and the recordings. The recordings are for all time, hopefully, so you do want to bring across layers of subtlety. But the live show is this primal experience that everybody's having at the same time, that the recording can at best try to imitate or duplicate.
Will Sheff Sayings: This is going to sound really corny, but it's the way I feel: Musicians have This is going to sound really corny, but it's the way I feel: Musicians have been around for a really long time. It's a really, really old job. When you look at the way that a small band toured back in the '50s, it's similar to the way that a small band tours now. It's been this long tradition, and when you meet somebody who has been doing this for a really long time, you have to have tremendous respect for them.
Will Sheff Sayings: Culture dictated from above is the enemy of folk music. Whether it's stuffy classical music Culture dictated from above is the enemy of folk music. Whether it's stuffy classical music or pre-engineered pop where somebody's paid tons of money to make sure that everyone hears this song a certain number of times a day - that feels like the opposite of folk music.
Will Sheff Sayings: I always think it's far more admirable to confuse people than it is to reassure I always think it's far more admirable to confuse people than it is to reassure them.
Will Sheff Sayings: In a lot of ways, the way you're making your bread and butter is off In a lot of ways, the way you're making your bread and butter is off people who aren't necessarily who you're writing for.
Will Sheff Sayings: If you were a performer that only had an acoustic instrument, back in the day If you were a performer that only had an acoustic instrument, back in the day you couldn't hide behind your guitar pedals or the production or the vibe. There was performance and then there was the song, and that was all that you had.
Will Sheff Sayings: When your head is smashing into the concrete you don't have question about whether it's When your head is smashing into the concrete you don't have question about whether it's a real sensation. And ultimately, that's what's going to unmake us all - smashing up against the physical reality of death and decay, and being unmade.