Friday, September 17, 2010

Richard Marx




And to any new fans we made along the way, I say... welcome to our party. It's just starting to get going.
Richard Marx

As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award.
Richard Marx

But I'm just having fun playing and giving Botox injections to the older songs.
Richard Marx

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997.
Richard Marx

But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
Richard Marx

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted.
Richard Marx

I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I've decided to keep my day job too.
Richard Marx

I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.
Richard Marx

I don't think I've ever laid out a batch of songs that pick myself apart the way that these do.
Richard Marx

I fell off stage and bruised some ribs. The worst part was that the audience didn't realize I was gone.
Richard Marx

I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?
Richard Marx

I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!
Richard Marx

I really didn't have any plans to record prior to doing My Own Best Enemy.
Richard Marx

I think I do better when things are a little tougher.
Richard Marx

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
Richard Marx

I understand that, but this disc shows the type of music that I've always liked and wanted to make.
Richard Marx

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
Richard Marx

I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.
Richard Marx

I've always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.
Richard Marx

I've never written a song that I thought was a hit.
Richard Marx

I've never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.
Richard Marx

In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.
Richard Marx

It never ceases to amaze me that I get to do this for a living.
Richard Marx

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room.
Richard Marx

My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours: the tour for the album that does well, or the tour for the album that stiffs.
Richard Marx

One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.
Richard Marx

People take songs so literally.
Richard Marx

So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
Richard Marx

The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
Richard Marx

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.
Richard Marx

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