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" It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas. "
" I don't like begging money from producers. "
" Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style. "
" Performing is a thing in itself, a distinct skill, different from making recordings. And for those who can do it, it's a way to make a living. "
" I've never had writer's block. "
" When things get so absurd and so stupid and so ridiculous that you just can't bear it, you cannot help but turn everything into a joke. "
" When I was in high school, there were these British blues-rock-type bands with really good guitar players that would jam on one song for half an hour. And as much as I was amazed by some of those guitar players, seeing them prompted me to make a note that that's not something I could do. "
" We live in ugly times. "
" With music, you often don't have to translate it. It just affects you, and you don't know why. "
" I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing. "
" I found music to be the therapy of choice. I guess it is for a lot of people. "
" People in Latin America... love America from afar and emulate America in some ways but also hate a lot of things that America does to them. "
" Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored. "
" I'm very much into making lists and breaking things apart into categories. "
" I like to combine the dramatic emotional warmth of strings with the grooves and body business of drums and bass. "
" I'm guarded; I don't talk much. "
" Technology has allowed people to make records really cheap. You can make a record on a laptop. "
" Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community. "
" So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame. "
" To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that. "
" I couldn't talk to people face to face, so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching. "
" Everything's intentional. It's just filling in the dots. "
" I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff. "
" One of the benefits of playing to small audiences in small clubs for a few years is that you're allowed to fail. "
" I don't think people are going to switch over to bikes because it's good for them or because it's politically correct. They're going to do it because it gets them from A to B faster. "
" The Heads were the only band on that scene that had a groove. "
" I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down. "
" The arts don't exist in isolation. "
" I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a little hard to take seriously. "
" Having unlimited choices can paralyze you creatively. "
" You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends. "