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    Even before I wrote any songs, I had this idea of a triangle where the voice was at the top, some sort of guitar element on one side, and then some sort of really basic rhythm on the other side. That's where I started from in the recording process.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: process  song  ideas 
     
    After watching a couple of live performances of bands like Nirvana, I was really excited and inspired by how raw and powerful it was. I wanted to at least aim in that direction with the guitar and do my own version of it. I know it doesn't really sound like that on the other end, but I wanted guitar, heavy rhythms, and singing to be the stamp of the whole thing.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: live  powerful 
     
    I was really psyched about crooner types like Frank Sinatra or Scott Walker. Something that comes more from the stomach than the throat. There's an emotional thrust to singing that way that I wanted to try on my own. I can't really sing deep and strong like that, but I wanted to just aim in that direction.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: strong  emotional 
     
    I feel like in a conversation if things get said and then repeated, it sort of becomes inherently part of the narrative whether you want it to be or not.
    — Panda Bear
    I don't listen to music throughout the day very often. I don't own a record player. I don't really have a stereo system. Most of the music I listen to these days is on the web or on MySpace pages, stuff like that.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: music 
     
    I like to think about music as a sport. But only in terms of golf, as far as the course being music and me being the golfer. So it's competitive but only with yourself. With the last one doing well, it made it a challenge to feel like I was improving in some way.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: challenge  music  golf 
     
    The visuals and the audio, could stand by themselves in a way. But the whole idea of the thing, is that they would exist together. So I think together, they're way more of a stronger thing. You could listen to just the music, or just watch the video, but I think it would really mean... obviously it would just be half the experience.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: experience  music  ideas 
     
    Doesn't every band sort of appropriate their influences into what they do? I guess that would be my defence: if you're making something, you kinda can't help being a conduit for other things.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: help  influence 
     
    Even though there's stuff that I really like that is just a retro sort of style or whatever, I feel like what I'm most excited by is new mixes of things.
    — Panda Bear
    I guess that's my defence, is like - even if people think it sucks - it's not me anymore, you know.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: people 
     
    I didn't grow up as a religious person under any sort of system or anything like that, I just felt like I've always been sort of intrigued by that - how it can make people's lives better - I mean, it's a powerful thing. So I was interested in thinking about that kind of stuff.
    — Panda Bear
    I've had the idea since high school, of writing music just for voices, just a choir. I don't know if I'll ever get around to doing it, but I'd definitely be excited about trying to pull that off at some point. It definitely seems like an older-me kind of project.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: music  school  writing  ideas 
     
    I enjoy trying to figure out a way to deal with machines - they become like little buddies or something. It's almost the same way you might develop a relationship with a dog - maybe that's weird to say - but there becomes an understanding you reach after a while.
    — Panda Bear
    I guess I feel like; if you're doing something and people are accusing you of appropriating something like that so obviously, then I would feel like I've failed as a creative person. It's just like stealing something and doing some sort of slight alteration to it - I'd feel like I'm not doing my job as a musician, or as a creative person - if it's just obvious like that.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: people  job  creative 
     
    Drugs don't have to be a part of that to me, so if somebody says - your music takes me to that sort of place - then I'm really psyched.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: music  drugs 
     
    I'm really into the idea of playing sit-down drums again. I don't know if it'll end up that way, but as of right now, that's what I'm interested in doing.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: right  ideas 
     
    When you create something you leave little crumbs of stuff that you've experienced or music that you've listened to.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: music 
     
    I have a hard time with extreme imagery. Like I can't watch horror movies or anything like that.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: time  horror  movie  extreme 
     
    I always dreamed of going out to space. The idea of going to a planet where nobody's ever been is attractive to me, it just suits my nature.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: nature  space  ideas 
     
    At least for me personally, drugs aren't an essential part of having a surreal experience, or what you might call a higher experience.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: experience  drugs 
     
    I have no interest in making music solely for a white audience. If that's what our audience is, I don't really feel responsible for that.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: music 
     
    It's awkward, because sometimes you find new friends that are cooler than your old friends, and then your old friends desperately try to cling on to you even though you sort of hate them by now.
    — Panda Bear
    tags: friends  hate 
     
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