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Duncan Sheik
November 18, 1969 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.


I make the kind of music I like.


So, once I've written a song, you know, I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms.


I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I've felt like that.


I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos.


I started playing music at a pretty young age.


A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.


Lately I've been a workaholic. I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.


Things come to me pretty regularly. There is never a shortage or a backlog.


I try to make sure that the Buddhism is more or less implicit in the music rather than explicit.


I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.


My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.


Happy music doesn't tend to move me much.


Ultimately, if I'm really moved by something, it's going to go on the record and that's that.


I'm a pretty big P.J. Harvey record fan and you can really hear New York in his record.


I privilege the music over the lyrics.


But I can't really say there is too much modern music that I'm blown away by at this moment.


So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity.


The difficult thing about a pop record is that you're given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds.


I wouldn't say that I've had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.


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