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Phil Collins Quotes
Phil Collins Quotes
And I would like to marry and have more children. I would like to try and do it right.
And what you take from it, you take from it. It probably means something that the words to a lot of my songs are spontaneous.
Another time, we had three days off in Australia, so we went out of our way to fly to Ayres Rock.
Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages!
Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.
Catering on planes, like on British Rail, is a standing joke, but I don't really have a problem with it. I don't quite know what people expect.
Each thing leapfrogs. I do a Genesis project - like now, we're just finishing off an album - and then by the time the album is doing its thing, I could do nothing or I could do a film.
I can't remember much about the early flights, except that it was ages before we got into First Class.
I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it.
I know it shouldn't make a difference, but crossing the dateline, we weren't sure what day it was - it was very strange. Now, I seem to cope with it better.
I remember flying with Air India to New York quite a few years ago now and I love Indian food, so the fact that I had a curry on board was fantastic.
I suppose you can't take kids into consideration all the time, but I just wish there could be a bit of flexibility.
I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night's show. If there's one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice. I spend half an hour there and then I eat, because I can't eat later than four o'clock. Then I go for a soundcheck. That's my day.
I very rarely listen to the in-flight stuff.
I'd love to work with Disney again.
I'll have the music, and then I'll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody.
I'm just trying to do things that are interesting for me.
I'm not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn't be bad but that's not the aim. I'm just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I've not been before.
I'm usually going to make a record, finish a record, start a record or start a tour or between tours.
I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
I've been a long-distance father.
I've spent the last year and a half going through a very public separation, hiding in hotel lobbies.
If it's the beginning of something - like an album, I'm working on the lyrics and I take a walkman and headset.
If Miles Davis hadn't died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn't much else that would have got me into the studio... although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination.
It's always been easy with Mark, he's a rock fan and we speak the same language. He's a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months.
Like last night I had a sequence with a gun and, to be honest, for me to be threatening with a gun and not be comical is quite hard.
No seriously... when there's families, you tend to go back to your room after the gig rather than go for a drink with the other guys. But there's always someone who's got something going, like the tour manager.
Often there's a BA crew, because half the time we stay at the same hotels, especially in Australia. I can remember spending quite a lot of time with crews around the pool there. They always make themselves known to us.
On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I'm going to say.
The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail.
The world is in your hands, now use it.
To be honest, I couldn't hold a conversation with anybody in any language other than English - and that's a struggle sometimes!
To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don't want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time.
We stayed in some pretty shabby places in Europe.
What usually happens is: we invite them to the gig and then I come back and everybody else goes to the crew's room party!
When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.
When we're touring America or Europe, we use our own plane and a great advantage of that is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in. You literally drive up to the plane, get on and then drive off at the other end.
You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment.
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