Donald Fagen - Quotes

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When you get a groove going, time flies.

When you get a groove going, time flies.

I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws. ---->>>

I took some lessons as a kid but trained myself by ear. I did it the way jazz musicians used to learn years ago, which is to play records and slow them down to figure out the notes. At first I tried to imitate Red Garland, who was my favorite jazz pianist. ---->>>

I had trouble distinguishing art from life. I don't now, and I feel much better! ---->>>

What do you do with what you're given, and how do you transform it into something worthwhile? ---->>>

People are usually afraid to say what's on their mind.

People are usually afraid to say what's on their mind.

Anthemic rock music is inherently fascist - anything intended to move huge masses of people is politically offensive to me. ---->>>

I like it when songs develop in some way. Four minutes usually isn't enough time for something to develop musically. ---->>>

Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music. ---->>>

My style is a little quirky. I can't play as fast as most professional jazz players. ---->>>

Randy Newman seemed like an even worse singer than me. I liked Ray Charles, Levi Stubbs, Jack Jones, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett. ---->>>

We're not getting any younger. ---->>>

My writing is really intuitive. As a kid, I went to school in New Jersey and hung out in New York, so the way kids used to talk got into our earlier songs. ---->>>

I've never been comfortable as a lead performer, and I never wanted to be a singer, particularly. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-10, 1948
Occupation: Musician

Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder, lead singer and pianist of the band Steely Dan.(wikipedia)