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" 2014 was a pretty bad year for me. Quite a lot of loss. "
" 'Babel' is a continuation of a project; it's not like now we are more theatrical. We've grown up, seen places, been places, and that is shown in this album. "
" Banjos are funny instruments. They can get pretty irritating. "
" Banjos are used in Celtic, English folk music and obviously American music. But not that much in pop music. But it's more versatile than people realise it to be. It's a beautiful instrument, very rhythmic and melodic. You can do anything with it. "
" Banjos, dobros, and acoustic guitars are not our first instruments. "
" Class is a big issue here. And some people get picked on more than others. I think we probably do. I mean, it doesn't help that we wear waistcoats and tweed the whole time. But there is a reverse snobbishness in England towards that sort of stuff. And I think that's one of the reasons we really enjoy America, 'cos we're classless. "
" Do you know what the key to comedy is? Timing. "
" Elton John is an absolute lad. He's a hero. "
" England's just very cynical. "
" England's just very cynical. Like I am. Like we all are. "
" Every day is a learning day. "
" For me, food and music are very similar in that you create, you spend a lot of time making something, and it only lasts a few seconds or a few minutes. "
" I became obsessed with Simian Mobile Disco's music and poorly attempted to make my own techno music. "
" I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn't face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There's a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives - well, I've got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it. "
" I don't understand how those old bands did it. We worked out early on that if we did three gigs in a row and went out afterwards, we'd lose our voices. We know our limits. "
" If you can't pigeon-hole yourself, who can you pigeon-hole? "
" I'm a modern-day renaissance man. "
" I play banjo, and in Britain, it's easy to get away with playing banjo because you don't often see it on U.K. stages. In America, people know when you're a good banjo player, so I was really nervous about playing out there. But we actually went down really well. "
" I regret a couple of wardrobe decisions. "
" Irish people never think we're Irish. Americans think we're European or French. "
" I think that's why so many school bands start on guitars: because they hide their mistakes with the distortion. "
" I think we're all guilty of it as British citizens: if something gets big, we go, 'Ugh.' "
" It must be tiring being Bob Dylan for the past 50 years. People act like he's not even human, which must be hard work. Every room he walks into just goes quiet. "
" It's always great to see grey hairs in a crowd; people who are older have been to a lot more gigs than the kids; they've seen everything, so seeing them in the crowd means we've earned their applause. "
" It's very important, when everyone else seems to be pigeon-holing you, to try and pigeon-hole yourself. "
" I've seen the Stones play for three hours, and the crowd knew every song. It's what you want in a headline slot at a festival. "
" I want to bring UCB to England. We don't have anything like it. "
" Just being thought of as a Christian is pretty annoying. Not that there's anything wrong with it. But just being told you're anything when you're not. "
" My dream is to tour for 50 years. "
" New York - it's the center of the world. "
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