Happy Birthday: Randy Newman

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

randynewman.jpgRandy Newman

Born: November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Gretchen Preece (1990 – present) (2 children)

My music has a high irritation factor. I’ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was a joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccentricity to the bland.

[on the Bush administration] The US and the world just didn’t deserve these people. They’re a good deal worse. They don’t even know the rules.

[on the underestimated value of compact discs and record stores, eclipsed by MP3’s and the Internet] Did you ever try to autograph an I-Pod? I tried, once… which, for me, was plenty.

 

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