“Don’t play everything (or every time); let some things go by. Some music just imagined. What you don’t play can be more important than what you do.”

Tips for playing a gig from Thelonious Monk, a fine complement to David Byrne’s recent How Music Works.

Pair with some tips on how to listen to music.

"They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along + spoil it."