Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Cass McCombs Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I don’t think music is my job – I don’t think about it that way, because I don’t really get paid. There’s no paycheck at the end; it’s more of a ‘whatever is left over’ kind of situation.
A lot of people don’t know what it’s like to actually be hungry. I do. I’ve also slept on the streets.
Opinions only carry weight in the second or third person.
It’s hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice.
Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead.
I don’t care much about politics. That kind of witchcraft I stay away from because people end up dead. I’d rather die for music.
I’ve always thought about myself as somewhat of a folk musician. I just write words. I don’t think I’m even a musician. I don’t play a lot of instruments, not really a soloist or anything.
I love songs because by nature they are concise; they sum up. I try to use as few words as possible. It’s usually funnier that way, anyway.
A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball – there’s just the team.
I’ve always littered my songs with jokes. You might need to dig a little deeper to find the humor, but I would totally object to being some kind of distraught personality. I’ve never tried to attach myself to that.
I wouldn’t go into the studio if I didn’t have a band who’s ready, willing, and able.
Thank God we don’t know a lot about Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautreamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they’re mysterious.
Even if I’m writing music, it’s with a lyric in mind, to communicate some kind of feeling.
People expect not just songwriters but all personalities to pontificate about their egos – they just wanna see someone talking about themselves constantly. I’m not interested in that.
I grew up in the suburbs and was raised on rap radio, so it took me a long time to stumble upon the acoustic guitar as a resource for anything.
Musicians wake up and create a more loving community by creating heavier music.
I project love, music and love, and I pray for peace. A good song cuts straight to the heart; sometimes it doesn’t need to be too many lines – of course, I do love a good story.
When you play with great musicians, whether they’re schooled or self-taught, they keep you on your toes. It comes down to people’s personalities and individual energies.
Folk art has never been much about politics; it’s about action and utility.
I have no idea what will become of my work in the future, the future folk will not be aware of our influence over them, as we are unaware of how our dead influence us.
I don’t need to control anything. Even with romantic partnerships, I don’t need to control anyone.
Sometimes I feel like I finish a song, and there’s another song that I have to write in response to that song. Each is like its own separate feeling, its own separate universe.