Author: Dwight Yoakam - American - Musician

A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being.-Dwight Yoakam
[ Being Emotion Expressing Finale Human Itself Moves Movie Musical Odyssey Shape Space Turns Universe Unto Voice Way World] [Dwight Yoakam]

At the end of the film Val suggests there may be a way to rejoin the living, when he says, 'Let's see if we're able to live among the living, walk among the living.'-Dwight Yoakam
[ Able Among End Film Live Living May Rejoin Says See Suggests Val Walk Way] [Dwight Yoakam]

But that is a valid, continuing service that that music - which is, in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering. And proving its own timelessness.-Dwight Yoakam
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Control success before it controls you.-Dwight Yoakam
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Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show.-Dwight Yoakam
[ Any Circumstances Depending Extremely Fortunately Fulfilling Given Perform Recorded Show Songs Surround Variety] [Dwight Yoakam]

I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them. So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you. My music is insular - I can choose that.-Dwight Yoakam
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I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman (1966) with the recurring musical theme.-Dwight Yoakam
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I was very fortunate in having David Fincher, the director come to me. Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it.-Dwight Yoakam
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In addition, I'm finishing a track for the movie 'Waking Up In Reno', but there are numerous other singers I look forward to recording with in the near future.-Dwight Yoakam
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In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.-Dwight Yoakam
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It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in this film and for the Old West, for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.-Dwight Yoakam
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It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.-Dwight Yoakam
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It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music - clean, minimalist, honest, classic music.-Dwight Yoakam
[ Classic Clean Honest Meant Minimalist Music Reaffirm Validity] [Dwight Yoakam]

'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.-Dwight Yoakam
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Only beginning to present itself over the horizon.-Dwight Yoakam
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Quality is timeless: It will clearly define itself. And so I make reference to and acknowledge things that I feel have been dismissed, trying to restate those musical and cultural elements clearly and vehemently.-Dwight Yoakam
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We started shooting, and then Jodie found out she was pregnant. Forest broke it to me - he'd gone to work and heard it on the radio! It seemed like the movie was doomed. But, like these characters, there was a disregard for all the signs along the way.-Dwight Yoakam
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