Ben Harper

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    As long as the songs are strong, I think you can express yourself in any style and have it be soulful and have it be your own voice.
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    But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.
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    Every time feels like my first time. And I just find that the process of it feeds into one's own self-obsession.
    Source: About interviews
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    Genetics do play a role in how you consciously or subconsciously manifest your true self.
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    I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record.
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    I'm really looking forward to, not more of the same, but a continual growth.
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    If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
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    It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel.
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    Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
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    Make no mistake about it, making a good record is pure, unadulterated pain. If you fall and break your leg--that's pain. But I'm telling you, the phase between pain and death? That's making a good record. It's extreme.
    Source: Roots Radical, Guitar Player (December 1, 1999)
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    My band is the best band in the world, period. So, I insist on every song being better then it is on the record. So by the end of the tour, we have to be playing the song better then how it's recorded.
    Source: The Streets Interview with Ben Harper, cmj.com (June 20, 2006)
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    My main concern when travelling around the world is finding a place to skateboard!
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    Right now I'm listening to a lot of different things but I listen to a lot of classical music. Eventually I would like to compose and perform classical.
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    So it's not so much that I set out to do something different, it's just that the songs themselves require their own individual voice and attention.
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    Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you've ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that's life. Who isn't like that? What's the big deal if I had an arrogant moment.
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