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" Age doesn't bother me. So many of my heroes were older guys. It's the lack of years left that weighs far heavier on me than the age that I am. "
" All art really does is keep you focused on questions of humanity, and it really is about how do we get on with our maker. "
" All Montreal bands have around nine members, I believe. "
" All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it. "
" An armchair Jungian would say the whole thing is about my own ongoing spiritual search. My interior life has always been one of trying to find a spiritual link, maybe because I'm from a family of separate religious philosophies: Protestant and Catholic. "
" And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan. "
" Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs. "
" Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings. "
" As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn't really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn't have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself. "
" A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle. "
" As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left? "
" Being a hybrid maker off and on over the years, I'm very comfortable with the idea and have been the subject of quite a few pretty good mash-ups myself. "
" Being shoved into the top-40 scene was an unusual experience. It was great I'd become accessible to a huge audience but not terribly fulfilling. "
" But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking. I work well with other people. "
" But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him. "
" Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have. "
" Dance music is no longer a simple Donna Summer beat. It's become a whole language that I find fascinating and exciting. Eventually, it will lose the dance tag and join the fore of rock. "
" Even though I was very shy, I found I could get onstage if I had a new identity. "
" Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age. "
" Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them. "
" Fame itself... doesn't really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant. "
" For me, often, there's such a cloud of melancholia about knowing I'm going to have to leave my daughter on her own. I don't know what age that is going to be, thank God. It just doubles me up in grief. "
" For me, the world that I inhabit in reality is probably a very different world than the one people expect that I would be in. "
" Frankly, if I could get away with not having to perform, I'd be very happy. It's not my favorite thing to do. "
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" Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot more interesting than the input that I put in. "
" From my standpoint, being an artist, I want to see what the new construction is between artist and audience. "
" Funk, I don't think I have anything to do with funk. I've never considered myself funky. "
" Glam really did plant seeds for a new identity. I think a lot of kids needed that - that sense of reinvention. Kids learned that however crazy you may think it is, there is a place for what you want to do and who you want to be. "
" GYBE are among my, erm, two favourite Montreal bands, Arcade Fire being the other. "
" Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man. "
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