1. Never, ever, let it run for more than three minutes. Two minutes and fifteen seconds is ideal.
2. Remember – verse, chorus, verse, chorus, middle eight, chorus, fade.
3. Employ a jingly jangly guitar.
by Terence Dackombe Lenny Kravitz: To be honest, I think that’s a bit of a cheek. I innocently stop at the roadside and offer you a lift; many would consider it a bit much that you immediately demand to know if I’m going in your direction. Call me old fashioned, but that simply isn’t the way it works at all.
Carly Simon: I understand what you’re going through. That simple three letter word has occupied philosophers since the dawn of time. You may find life more fulfilling if you just get on with it, rather than worrying about the reasons, motives and wherefores behind it all.
Hal David: Yes I do. It’s nearly 350 miles north of Los Angeles. The 101 is probably the preferred route.
He turned down offers to present music shows on television because he felt he couldn’t do justice to the role if he didn’t believe in the music, and especially, the musicians. For Charlie was a friend to musicians; he loved the idea of people coming together from all around the world, without a care for political allegiances or differences, and celebrating the simple thrill of making great music.