J. Tillman Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous J. Tillman quotes and sayings (musician). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“I would play my Dungeons and Dragons songs and watch people's eyes glaze over, and then I would start joking around between songs, and all of a sudden people were lighting up and engaging.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“There's a lot of risk in putting what you suspect you really are into your music.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“Funny is a good foil. Humor is illuminating, and it also gives you power.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“I had this revelation, you are a lot better at the between-song stuff than you are at the song stuff. That was devastating. And I usually find devastating things to be pretty valuable.”
“When I was young, I had this contrarian thing, and my music for a long time was an extension of that. I didn't want to entertain people; I had too much vanity to be an entertainer. I think that some layers of vanity came off.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“I was kind of bored playing drums in a band. Which was depressing, because playing in the band was kind of a golden ticket.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“I try to make myself, and subsequently the audience, as uncomfortable as possible, whether it's completely desecrating a song they thought was one thing, or getting too drunk to really do a very good job.”
J. Tillman Quotes
“I've been writing a lot about my encounter with love. Which is the white stag as far as songwriting is concerned because love songs are so banal, and my experience with love is anything but that.”

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