Quote: Jonny Greenwood on Musical Mediums and Contradictions

I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There’s something –I don’t want to sound ungrateful –but there’s something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It’s very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section. … [It’s] is a contradiction going around in my head, and I can’t really resolve it.

 

Jonny Greenwood (guitarist for Radiohead in an interview with NPR, a perfect metaphor for a particular “postmodern” soul)