Wednesday, February 2, 2011

r kelly

interviewed by will oldham.

On Love: "Hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person."

On Concept Albums: 'I felt like people have fun with concepts like that—even when you throw a party. You say, “Okay, everybody gotta come in with a broom and a witch hat and it’s a witch party.” You know what I mean? “Everybody gotta come already drunk.” '

On Recording in the Middle of the Night: "Well, my engineers kind of switch shifts like bus drivers, you know?"

On Busking in Chicago: "So I started coming down and sing­ing and got me enough money to get a little keyboard, put some batteries in it, and start messing around and writing my own little songs. I was the highest-paid street performer, probably, in the history of Chicago. I was making like $800 a day."