Stone Gossard

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A significant event for me was learning Hank Williams, reconnecting with his music's simplicity, which inspired me to inhabit the same territory. It's different, because I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and punk, so in that sense I'm mutating country and folk more than a few degrees.
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If you have a lot of nature in your city, it becomes a more enjoyable place. That's my own feeling about it.
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I think it's evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning and economics.
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When you're moved by music, that's always good.
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I've always related music to those moments when someone turns you loose on something and they haven't told you how to do it.
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The past is filled with people who aren't traditionally thought of as fantastic singers singing these songs that capture people; songs like 'Louie Louie.' I just aim toward that, and I think I've gotten better at it.
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We’re super fortunate in Pearl Jam to have such loyal fans...who really want to come & see us play.
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Collection: Play
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The focus of my playing is the groove, and every time I find a new rhythm, I find I can write a bunch of new songs. Learning how to dance, or drum, or to swing my body in a new way is the fundamental way I find a new riff. Because when you learn to swing your body in a new way, you begin to swing with your instrument differently.
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Collection: Song
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Right, those relationships with your parents and family are the hardest to figure out, and the same patterns get carried into a band situation.
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Collection: Parent
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As a songwriter it's kind of hard to listen to your own stuff with clarity.
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Collection: Stuff
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A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you’re in a car. You’re more in the environment. It’s enjoyable. Even when It’s raining It’s still fun.
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Collection: Fun