Max Warner : Hello everybody. Seal is "Seal live"
WILLBDAD : Seal, How can I obtain liner-notes to your last album? I
loved/still love the album....It's the most beautiful thing I have heard in
Seal live : They are on the album! Do you mean liner notes or lyrics?
ChrisS196 : First, Thank you for 2 fantastic & inspiring records. I am eager
to know, if you write: primarily on an acoustic guitar. And do you play
traditionally or upside down (as I do)........Thanks so much!
Seal live : Primarily on an acoustic and upside down. Without reversing the
DJCAFFEIN : Who do u feel are your musical influences
Seal live : Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Joni Mitchell... lots of
people... Zeppelin, Dionne Warwick, Burt Backarack and David.
Jendarme : when are you coming to California to tour?
Seal live : I was here already, I'll be touring again in the end of June in
Edwyn25 : Are you a fan of Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice), Martin Stephenson,
Or The Bunnymen (Ian: Mcculloch)?
Seal live : I like the Bunnymen, I don't know the other people you
Slashback : Are you discouraged by the U.S. audiences, which favor gangster
rap, grunge and country?
Seal live : No... That is a massive generalization. Not all the country
likes just Gangster Rap, Country and Grung.. even if they did, it would not
put me off at all..
Creeper01 : Do you have plans to release a live album?
Seal live : At some point, yes..
SEVODAWG : SEAL - What is Newborn Friend all about?
Seal live : The same things that most of my songs are about..."Searching"
PaytonGRY : will you be coming to Seattle soon?
Seal live : I have been and will return again
Max Warner : All the tour dates are be posted in the Warner forum's,
"Artists on Tour" section. When Seal's new dates are announced, they will be
Clipclop : Would you ever work with Youth?
Seal live : If I thought something productive would come out of it.
BEGADOG : Did anyone ever tell you that there is a addictive quality to your
Seal live : In various different ways, yes... Thank you.
Hartshorn : Are you planning on calling the next album SEAL as well.
Seal live : I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
DavidV258 : Why did you get bad reviews in New York? I saw you at the Beacon
and you were great.
Seal live : Where did you read a bad review. I did not know that there were
Candlebox : you mentioned on love phones that you frequently have anxiety
attacks, are you still: having them?
Seal live : yes, but they manifest themselves in different ways. They are
not as intense as they were.
Seal live : Sawfly... don't you have some work to do for tomorrows
performance, instead of being online tonight?
TallFunOn : You write incredible music. The piano version of "Dreaming in
Metaphors" is superb and my favorite. Where did this song's inspiration
Seal live : A relationship... bad communication in a relationship.
Aalbion : Is there any way to get a copy of the lyrics that you sing on any of
Seal live : Yes, there is a seal songbook... Send inquiries to 9169 Sunset
Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90069
JAHmon : have you considered touring or doing a duet with Sade?
Seal live : Funny you should mention that. I was thinking that the other
day. It might be nice to do a duet, or some work with her.
HEYPUMPKI : what movie is featured in the last track of your last album?
Seal live : As violet was being mixed in the studio, Trevor was flipping
t.v. channels in the background. I don't know what it actually was, but
somebody came up to me on tour and told me that they recognized the sounds.
It is a quote from a tv show... I think it was an old English T.V.show
DavidEdmo : How old are you?
Seal live : 32 on the 19th of this month
LinoBum : Is this your first time in "Cyberspace" ?
Seal live : No..
DVGOVSIGC : Are you touring now?
Seal live : No, but may do an appearance on the Grammy's, but that is up to
the powers that be..
MOHNBEAM : Seal, Why do we dream in metaphors?
Seal live : Because dreaming logically would be too simple.
Hewhobe : will wendy and lisa be touring with you?
Seal live : Hopefully... Wendy will be.
Adoration : How do you think your lyrics have influenced people?
Seal live : I hope they have given them inspiration. Do you mean other
musicians or just people in general?
DKEEBLER : Seal- Did you call that mix of Crazy on the single the "Ckick on My
Tip Mix" or was that: your producer's doing?"
Seal live : My producers doing.
StuSup : Seal, I know you probably already answered this, but I was wondering
where you were raised.
Seal live : London
JeEgg : When are you next going to be touring in the San Francisco area?
Seal live : Sooner rather than later... Late June, I would guess
RVela1734 : Seal are you enjoying sucess?
Seal live : Yes! More importantly, I am enjoying life, which success has
given me an even bigger appurtunity to do..
SecrtSkwr : Seal, what were you doing prior to your opportunity of recording
your first album?
Seal live : I had just came back from being in Asia for a year,
Ten80 : What's your real name??
Seal live : Seal Henry Samuel
Grok12 : Seal - Will Trever Horn produce your next album
Seal live : Unless 1995 brings the end of the world.
StelarPe r: If someone were to ask you how you would classify your music, how
would you answer?
Seal live : Soul music, in the literal sense of the word. Music from the
Ryan 0699: it took two years for your second cd how long for the third?
Seal live : Hopefully a lot quicker. I have a band this time which should
make things a lot quicker and more interesting.
Chronic94 : Seal, did you know that on the seventh day god said let there be
seal acoustic b sides and there was
Seal live : Flattery will get you everywhere ; )
Lilbear : Why did you name your second album Seal, like the first one?
Seal live : Could not think of a better title at the time
Hartshorn : I notice a smooth transition production/songwriting wise from SEAL
to SEAL? How did you accomplish such a tough task?
Seal live : With great difficulty. I tried to stay close to the essence of
what I was doing. Luckily that proved to be succesful.
DavidV258 : Why do you call yourself Seal?
Seal live : Why are you called David, is it perhaps your name?
RadioPix : Seal, I'm from Mexico City...any plans to tour this area soon?
Seal live : Absolutely, South AMerican tour planned this year. Keep your
ears to the ground or keep on the internet to keep up with the dates.
Besides, Louis Miguel is a friend of mine, and I will see him.
HStruckel : What got you into the acting business
Seal live : I am not in the acting business, nor will I ever be... Unless it
was a chance to do theatre (or something that did not involve dealing with
ego crazed directors).
JOYESH768 : ...but are you married?
Seal live : No, not yet.
JOYESH7680 : Seal, I really think your music is extraordinary and unique and
I play it daily--it inspires me!
Seal live : Thank you
Seal live : Is there anything in particuar you want to ask me?
JOYESH7680 : just keep putting out great sounds!
Seal live : Will do.
Chronic 94 : What did you think about George Michael covering your song?
Seal live : I was honored.
DobeGirl : Where are you living now?? do you visit home often?
Seal live : I have no home, I am homeless, can I move in with you.
JAHmon : The beat on "bring it on (Reprise)" wasn't that from a song off the
Seal live : No
Jskod : Is Peter Gabriel an influence?
Seal live : I like his music but he is not really an influence.
JPatton81 : Hey Seal, love the new album, do you have a favorite band now?
Seal live : Not really, I have lots of different bands that I like, but no
one that is my favorite.
Candlebox : Was it fun touring with Desree?
Seal live : Yes, great fun. She is a lovely girl. All the people that worked
with her were great.
SeaWel 31 : The questions you answer online are purely about sales, ticket and
record. I'm disappointed, I'm a fan, tell us about you.
Seal live : Are you reading the same transcript? What do you want to know?
Levez : Where did you get the idea for the video for Prayer for the Dying?
Seal live : It was a combination of the director Paul Boyd's idea and mine.
I tried to make the video not too indicitive of what the song was about in a
literal form... so I ended up doing a straight performance.Also, I am a great
fan of classic photography, so the aim was to create a very photographic type
Spike 913 : How come your last tour was the 'Bring it On" tour... and you
didn't perform that song?:
Seal live : It was called "holding the sun tour." Also, I was not happy with
the rendition of "Bring it On" that we were doing. We now perform a much
better version. We will play it on the Tonight Show Wed. night.
MikeN619 : I saw you open for the Stones in San Diego. did you enjoy opening
Seal live : yes, It was a toughening experience
Lauren : Seal? Where did all your hair go?
Seal live : I got a hair cut, strangely enough..would you believe it!
SHugo5359 : How many hours a day do you spend writing new material?
Seal live : None.. It depends on how prolific I am feeling. How long is a
piece of string.
Pai1vf : How come theres really no big dance hit on this album?
Seal live : Since when was I a Dance act?
RGoo : Are you doing anything acoustic from this new album. Violet acoustic
was brilliant. More of this type?
Seal live : Thank you, I am glad you liked it. Probably, and in the future I
plan to bring out an acoustic album (double album) with all the classic
instruments, cellos, brass, violas, etc...
PSupawani : how did the first album go for you?
Seal live : I can't remember that far back..
Ajiv1961 : You know PRINCE got boo'd when he opened for the STONES years
ago....Did you know about: that and did it cross your mind that it might
happen to you?
Seal live : I knew about it, but nothing was going to spoil the experience
for my band and myself.
ActrWaite : I was suprised to see that you have a very strong sence of humor.
Is it from nerves, or are you naturally that way?
Seal live : errr...err....err.....can you ask me the next question.
EricS7296 : how do you like participating in these types of conferences?
Seal live : They can be exciting, if you have a burrito on standbye!
IAN MAL : Any chance of you being in Letterman?
Seal live : I have been already last year... I hope he invites me back
TallFunOn : Seal, do you plan to explore the technological side of music like
Herbie Hancock and Thomas Dolby--such as interactive music online?
Seal live : yes, we are working on it. We will do about three more
questions.. Let's get something challenging!
SeaKat247 : Do you have an e-mail address?
Seal live : That's what I would ask if I was out there.... Wouldn't you like
to know!! I do have an e-mail address, if you use your loaf, you will figure
it out. It is not that difficult.
TerriBil17 : I loved the 2nd album. You don't print your lyrics and I find
them fascinating. Do you: write about real experiences exclusively or include
Seal live : I tend to write about my experiences combined with my ideals.
Mike2doit : Hey Seal, do you have any pets?
Seal live : I long for pets, I long to have a dog. It is just that right
now, it would not be fair to the dog, I do so much travelling.
Chronic30 : Seal, are you into any other acoustic artists like Paula Cole or
Seal live : I am not that keen on Jeffrey Gaines. Somebody turned him onto
me thinking that I would automatically like him... But, I am a huge fan of
JCrider7 : Do you like sex.
Seal live : Yes...
Sawfly : What is the meaning of life
Seal live : The meaning of life is "If you don't turn up for rehearsals,
your ass is busted!!!) (Sawfly is in the band)
IvelisseC : how do you see your future?
Seal live : Fulfilling my destiny
Seal live : Thank you everyone for joining in. Love life and Happiness for
all eternity.. SEAL.
Max Warner : Thanks everybody, see you all next week when Belly joins us.
Copyright ©1995 Warner Bros. Records.