I’m influenced by everything that I look at. It could be a turd on the street. You never know.
And my other (paraphrased) John Zorn quote of the week, allegedly said to someone talking in the audience of an Electric Masada concert in Seattle over the weekend (as reported to the Zorn List):
Well, keep your big fat fucking mouth shut asshole, we are up here trying to concentrate on some music here, fuck! Goddamn what an idiot…
This, of course, from the man who told Madeleine Albright and Vaclav Havel (and I think Lou Reed was in the audience too) to “shut the fuck up.”