The best songwriting comes from being as creative as you can and editing it down to the good bits, essentially.
There's a difference between expectations and aspirations.
Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.
I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be, you've still got to contain your identity.
Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.
Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.
I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.
I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.
Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.
I think a lot of bands are creatively knackered when they come off tour.
I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.
I'd rather eat a cow-pat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.
I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.
If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.
If success had come along when I was 17 it would either have killed me or sent me completely mad.
No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.
Being in a band didn't buy me my beans on toast!
Ambition is sneered at by some bands. It seems like a pretty good thing to me.
Arty. To me the word's got as much venom associated with it as 'wacky'.
It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
Men behave very oddly in the company of attractive women.
Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.
A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.
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