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Gavin Degraw Quotes
Gavin Degraw Quotes
"But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful." "Every morning at six-thirty I would get up in my flannel pajamas and, because I didn't have any money for the subway, I would put on a pair of running shoes and jog up to the Upper West Side." "I can do a gig without an instrument." "I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song." "I don't really take a step back too often to see what's going on." "I don't take my clothes off in my videos." "I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately." "I don't want to see Superman replaced with Superboy." "I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention. Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time." "I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings, so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel." "I like some old classic country stuff." "I like to do the splits onstage." "I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes feel very detached from what's going on." "I love to play music." "I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I'm doing is really legitimate musically." "I mean, I cut my hair with a pocketknife." "I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal." "I really consider myself a piano player who just so happens to be a guy who's really passionate for guitar music." "I think it's important not to worry about that too much, because even if I was the next big thing, there would be another next big thing soon." "I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that's sung." "I think that this is the best experience you could have with a television-associated tour, as far as legitimacy is concerned. I know a lot of people might have a problem with it because of its association with young American pop culture. But it's not a dumb, American pop culture, it's just young." "I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically." "I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm." "I'm like a junkie for writing." "I'm really a songwriter who plays the piano who's in love with guitar-driven music." "I'm very competitive, and my ego couldn't handle that lack of success." "I've got things I'd like to do film-wise, just films I'd like to make, whether I'm in them or not." "It's not my goal to be a famous actor." "Mainly, I think it's really important to continue cultivating the live fan base." "My dad didn't want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it." "My dad was born to rock and roll, but not all the rock and roll everybody talks about. I mean, popular rock and roll." "My stigmatism was that I thought that really all the great songs had been written, so I never got into writing at all because I was playing classics and the Beatles, and Elton John/Billy Joel stuff, and the Doors." "Playing in front of people is a lot different from playing in your room." "So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure." "So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out, I'd take that as failing." "So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first." "So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show, but I like rock and roll." "That's part of the fun, I guess, is having people excited about seeing you and signing autographs and getting to meet fans and things like that." "The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with, like Glass Houses, is a real rock record." "The piano for me is more natural." "There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying." "To me, all I ever want to do is play, and nothing else ever crossed my mind concerning a career. Just playing. Only the execution of the songs." "We have a George Foreman grill on the bus." "When I first started playing music, I was intimidated by the strain of trying different things - harder things - vocally." "When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on halloween." "When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands." "When people put that sort of pressure on you, you're worried that people won't want to receive you." "Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable." "You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal."