I’m not saying some musicians...

I’m not saying some musicians are better, it’s just their sensibility is, and I can’t really play with people like that. That’s being a musician. I don’t like musicians, you know what I mean? They like their instrument – I don’t understand that. I don’t understand liking your instrument, it’s just a pain-in-the-ass thing you have to use in order to do what you want to do. Having an interest in your instrument – I don’t understand it, it just makes no sense to me. Why don’t you just stay home and caress it and stuff? Why are you playing for people?
—Jim O’Rourke on musicians vs those who merely use musical instruments. Jim O’Rourke interview: transcript - Time Out Tokyo

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