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#1. Most artists never get a chance to be Picasso, but that doesn't mean you would stop painting. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#2. I'm a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n' roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#3. I like England more than I did when I left. It's become a bit of a better country in the last ten years, in the attitude of it. A bit more Americanized, which is both good and bad. At least when you order a cup of coffee they don't give you a hard time. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#4. For a long time I was trying to be poppier and younger. I didn't want to be on public radio or do any of that stuff for older people. Then I realized that that is exactly what I listen to. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#5. I was obsessed with country music when I was a kid, and it's definitely had a huge influence on the way I write songs. I was always attracted to songs that had a brilliant pun or a clever turn of phrase, but came from a dark, bitter place. As a writer, I've always gravitated towards that feeling. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#6. To say how you would react if you were really storming the charts and had people running around after you ... who's to say how any of us would deal with that. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#7. I went to a boarding school when I was 13, and it was a very arty school, so there was an opportunity for a lot more. I joined a band and so on. We would do concerts at school, and I would play cover tunes and thought, 'This is really great.' - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#8. Even for the people in the business who are real music lovers it's really about putting things in the right boxes, and my style doesn't fit into a box. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#9. It's amazing that you can listen to any song and you can always tell when there's some substance beneath it and when there isn't. Even if it's poetically written and technically brilliant, I'd rather hear something that's all over the place but has some soul to it. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#10. I think I'm too cynical for L.A. My sense of humor doesn't go down well here, which probably affects my love life. I need to have a laugh track following me around so people know I'm trying to be funny. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#11. I love the sad songs with their maudlin, self-deprecating, almost funny lyrics. As an Englishman, they make a lot of sense. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#12. I do think it's probably true to a certain extent that you tend to sing music that fits your voice. If you're Lou Reed, you're unlikely to become a country singer. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#13. The songs are definitely all about me. I am my favourite subject. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#14. You just have to make sure you're writing about something that's true. It has to be honest and it has to have a real emotion behind it, regardless of where it's coming from. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#15. I'm never worried about being upstaged. I love to have the best, most individual people come in and see if we hit on something. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#16. I come from a place where there's a lot of musical families. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#17. The state of radio is not great. It's like playing the lottery. The chances of hitting are mind boggling slim. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#18. I used to listen to my dad a lot as a way of trying to be close to him, as well, because my parents were divorced and I didn't spend that much time with him. And I used to put headphones on and listen to my dad talk and sing and I found that quite ... bonding with him, in a weird way. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#19. People think unless you have loops and electronics and so on, you must be in your 50s. I quite like a lot of things that have loops and sequencers, but I couldn't really be bothered. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#20. I came from a folk-family background. Although we weren't really the all-singing, all-dancing-around-the-piano folkies or anything like that, there is that idea of singing and playing with your parents and your family and your cousins. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#21. Country music was the music I was brought up on. It's the music that's closest to my heart and the music that speaks to me the most, and it's always been a big influence on my own songwriting. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#22. Internet radio stations like KCRW do take you everywhere, yet that's just one of a hundred small things you have to do to succeed. It used to be, if you just got on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' and a spotlight on 'The Tonight Show,' that was enough. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#23. My understanding of this life is that you tour and play for years and years, have some longevity and a steady career. That may sound boring, but I always thought that was less depressing than being a one-hit wonder. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#24. I still do lots of gigs where I'm the support act and people are chatting through my set, but I've got better at grabbing attention. I mean, my parents would play on bills with people like Judas Priest and get booed all the way through. But they stuck it out, got tough. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#25. Everyone's different, but it was fun for me to work with Garth Hudson. He's from 'The Band.' They are a massive influence, that was a big thrill. He's completely out of his mind. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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#26. There's this bubblegum pop thing which is prevalent now that we haven't had before. People's ears are slightly de-tuned; they've been exposed to this weird synthetic, implausibly upbeat, Mickey Mouse stuff which I think is just weird; it's not really a human sound. - Author: Teddy Thompson
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