Van Dyke Parks:
“My mother once told me as a child, ‘Better to be interested than appear interesting,’ and I think that that has served me well.”From a lovely radio interview, now online:
“Just to hear an orchestra tune up, to me, is the most profoundly enjoyable — well, I don’t want to seem Squaresville, but it just about beats sex for me. It’s a big thing. It’s good.”
Kelly Higgins-Devine interviews Van Dyke Parks (ABC Brisbane)
Van Dyke Parks is the keynote speaker at the Big Sound 2009 music conference in Brisbane, Australia.
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