I worked at Bergdorf Goodman doing interior decoration.
I always wanted to be cheered up. I felt like that feeling of the first day of summer or when a girl would agree to go on a date or you found a $20 bill - that undeniable rush of excitement - I wanted to make a soundtrack of music for that kind of moment.
Even though there are so many different 'kinds' of music - different textures, different timbres, different attitudes - there is something divine at the core of all music.
A high five is a very open kind of hand, but it can still smack you.
A lot of times, adults confuse growing up or becoming more mature with a sense of seriousness, a sense of boringness, a sense of just stupidness.
I think all of our concerts, really, as parties. It's a performance for sure. It's not a recital. It's a celebration of that music.