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You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation. ...
by Andy Taylor

You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation.
- Andy Taylor

We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums.
If we do something that's cool, people will listen to it.
If we don't, we would be selling people short.
- Andy Taylor

The great thing about the Internet is that it allows
people to find and consume music.
- Andy Taylor

The thing about Duran...
that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life.
- Andy Taylor

 

To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't
have really motivated us.
So we are bringing the new material into the set and
it goes down really well.
- Andy Taylor

The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way.
We are an ambitious bunch, I guess.
- Andy Taylor

Those were the days, you know.
It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm,
you have to go and have a drink.
We used to stick to that religiously.
- Andy Taylor

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You can't do some of the things you used to do.
I suppose you have to go at a gentler pace.
I mean, God help us, you can't sit at home being a Vicar or anything.
- Andy Taylor

We play a long show, and you can't beat yourself up too much over it,
as physically you just kill yourself.
It was always good fun on the road and it still is.
- Andy Taylor

Melodic songs that people can relate to has always been our thing.
- Andy Taylor

We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact
we are playing live again.
It really does sound great.
- Andy Taylor

We were very young in Duran, and to get pushed in a
corner can be very difficult to get out of.
- Andy Taylor

Some of those songs, you really have to bite them.
You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience,
you do something different.
People weren't expecting it.
- Andy Taylor

Music is escapism, it's entertainment.
- Andy Taylor

It was mind-blowing.
It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets.
It's great to have your band back and working and playing again,
people have been so generous.
- Andy Taylor

We didn't just want to go out and do that whole greatest hits thing.
- Andy Taylor

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist.
Then I started working with another solo artist,
Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!
- Andy Taylor

When you don't have a record label and you have been on your own as we have,
you can look at all these other ways you can get in
touch with other people and get music out there again.
- Andy Taylor

From doing Power Station, it was like,
it's the same guys, but it doesn't sound like them.
When we were in Duran, the labels and management wanted
more Duran stuff so they could sell it.
- Andy Taylor

I don't think you need a record deal to write songs.
You don't need any other reason than you want to do it.
It's a far cry from why some people do music today.
They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.
- Andy Taylor

If you were looking at where you would like your career to go,
then you would have to cherry pick The Stones.
People love coming to see them.
They are it, they are the most definitive rock n roll band ever.
- Andy Taylor

When you have such a huge past, a big background as we have,
you can play off that - a lot of people do.
But we felt we wouldn't have a legitimate future unless
we put something new together.
- Andy Taylor

When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin,
you don't have any real responsibility aside from making
sure you get there and play.
And there's usually someone there to help you do that!
- Andy Taylor

We felt if we didn't have new material in us and we
didn't have a real reason to exist,
then we probably wouldn't have done an 80's revival thing.
We are very conscious about the fact that's what we
are as a bunch of people.
- Andy Taylor

This is a very screwed-up business.
Record labels don't sign a lot of bands these days.
We just want to find a home and stay there and make
records and do our thing and not have to look over our shoulder.
- Andy Taylor

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer


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