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Jules Shear
March 7, 1952 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.


I'm going to play as much as they want me to, as long as I can put up with what they book me.


I taught myself how to play when I was about 13. I'm a lefty.


I was living in Woodstock for a long time, and I thought, I got to get out of here, man.


It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.


A person like Carole King could make up something, change it, and actually improve it.


You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.


Shouldn't the low strings be at the bottom?


Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it.


I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song.


The bottom string is tuned to an open G.


If you're asking me to compare myself to other people, I don't really know what other people are like.


I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.


Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.


I made this record without a record label.


Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it's a different kind of fun.


The same people who never did their homework in high school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world.


Why do it, just because I can? That's kind of crazy.


I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff.


Things kind of happen organically with me.


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