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Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think.

My music has a high irritation factor. I've always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland. ---->>>

I've worked with a band, and it's nice to have someone to travel around with, but I didn't like it as well on stage.

I've worked with a band, and it's nice to have someone to travel around with, but I didn't like it as well on stage.

Thank God for the potholes on memory lane. ---->>>

I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame. ---->>>

If we'd had another carefree 70's, I'd have been dead. It was a little too carefree, you know? I don't know how carefree they were for me, I think I was worried then, I can't remember what about. ---->>>

Stay away from drugs. They're not worth it. I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it. ---->>>

I don't remember ever having writer's block. If I sit in there for four hours, I'll usually have something. ---->>>

'Rednecks' always made me nervous to play, but I'm glad I wrote it and I continue to play it. It's just that the language is so rough. ---->>>

But I don't want to sing everything out of the side of my mouth, I want people to understand what I mean. ---->>>

I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people. ---->>>

I like Public Enemy a great deal. ---->>>

I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear. ---->>>

I'm pretty proud of my film music in general. ---->>>

But if you're doing something, show up everyday, and something good might happen - it's not going to happen if you don't show up. ---->>>

I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I. ---->>>

I've always had a lot of respect from the people I respected. ---->>>

It's funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don't have an open mind about. ---->>>

What I'm most pleased about is that there's no particular decline. The songs I wrote 40 years ago are no worse and no better - there's a consistency. ---->>>

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that. ---->>>

I've written a song for Prince. I never showed it to Prince, but just to see if I could do it. At the time, when I sort of knew him, he was recording a song a day. I wondered if I could do that. So I wrote it. ---->>>

Mostly, I don't write overtly personal stuff. ---->>>

I always thought my best album was 'Trouble in Paradise.' I was the happiest with that one. ---->>>

I like science - geography, meteorology, cosmology. ---->>>

It's very hard to get rich and famous at a young age and handle it well. ---->>>

Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind. ---->>>

I like the performing. And interviews, even. And the stuff that's not sitting in a room by yourself with empty paper. But I never loved writing, to tell you the truth. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-28, 1943
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Occupation: Comedian

Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don't Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, and Seabiscuit (wikipedia)