"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."
Today's rock star is not on a pedestal but rather one of us. Although sixty thousand people were cheering and singing along the feeling was more like they were playing for us around a campfire at the beach.
I was driving along the coast when I dipped into that sort of "observing" space. Instead of humming along to the songs on the stations, I actually started listening to them -- and what they were trying to tell me.
If you like Vampire Weekend, you'll love Ra Ra Riot. That's a tag line that's probably followed the latter indie rock band wherever they go, unrightfully so. I asked them about touring and the new record.
I went to see his latest tour 'Symphonicities' last night at the Jiffy Lube Pavilion; a performance in which Sting has re-imagined his favorite songs for symphonic arrangement with a 45-piece orchestra.
I may not even remotely agree with the Tea Party Movement's point of view, but I will still fight to the death for these American's Constitutional right to have some good tunes at their victory party. Okay, maybe not to the death.