Beck on Getting Older in The Music Industry

“I was thinking about it the other day,” Beck says, “this idea of… how everyone has a different experience in life. Some just blow through things and keep on an even keel, others have these ups and downs, but almost everybody goes through a point that could lead to a bitterness or a cynicism. It’s not what you set out for, hopefully things go well… but there’s a point where some people don’t believe in anything. I had run-ins with older musicians when I was starting out who were very bitter. At the time my attitude was like, ‘Wow, I get to put out a record, this is the greatest thing ever!’ But then, as time goes on, you realise what they’re talking about. Some brutal shit. Some people don’t make it, some artists get destroyed by it, you can really do your head in.”

Via The Guardian