"I've always been very left of center and the radio never had much diversity and film did"
- Cliff Martinez
About this Quote
This quote by Cliff Martinez talks to his creative identity and the lack of diversity in the media. He is saying that he has actually constantly been a creative person who has gone against the grain and pressed limits. He likewise keeps in mind that the radio and film industry have actually not been extremely diverse, which has actually limited the kinds of stories and point of views that are shared. This absence of variety has likely been an obstacle for Martinez as he has looked for to reveal himself and his distinct viewpoint. He has actually likely had to work harder to discover outlets for his creativity and to make sure his voice is heard. This quote talks to the value of variety in the media and the need for more voices to be heard.
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"I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you're born to make commercial music that's cool. But if you're born to not make commercial records, maybe you're meant to cater to another market"
"I sing both in my shower and in my car, mostly in my car, because I have this weird thing - whenever I'm singing to the radio - my friends kind of hate it - but I pick out the harmonies in my head, and I'm singing the harmonies to the tracks and I'm jamming it out"
"We spent last night listening to Liverpool football team on the radio, wanting them to win so badly. Paul supports Liverpool. He was Everton for a while because of his family - but it's all Liverpool now"
"Well, he doesn't make me laugh. I think I've got a fair sense of humour but I can't really see it in him. I've listened to his show on the radio on a Saturday morning, and that's a load of mince as well"