The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church….a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.
Whenever Thom Yorke speaks, I nod along and worship him even more. Like Thom and Nigel Godrich in their recent interview on Rolling Stone, discussing today’s DJ culture.
“I have to say, I don’t like a lot of the DJ culture that goes around it,” Yorke told Rolling Stone. “I don’t like this sort of, get paid a lot of money and the DJ comes and he just fucking does his set. Which is fine, ‘cause he knows it works and he’s worked hard at it – but sometimes, you’re like, ‘Really? What, really?’”
“When I was in Australia, Mark Pritchard was talking about how for a lot of DJs, it’s their main source of income, so they’ll do what works, ‘cause otherwise they don’t get booked. So they don’t take risks. But he was talking about how, like, in the Panorama Bar in Berlin, for example, and in Plastic People when it first started in London, and in Low End Theory [in L.A.], people would come in and play what the fuck they wanted, and they would switch styles, and that’s the whole point!”
Yorke told Rolling Stone, “If I’m brutally honest, 90 percent of that whole culture, I don’t get on with it. I don’t understand it at all, and I find it really bonkers when, you know, like, a promoter in Ibiza is emailing us, saying, ‘Do you want to go?’ And I’m like, ‘No!’
Full interview here:
Dude speaks THE TRUTH.