Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up. Then the music can say what it has to say.
My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn't do, except be unkind.
I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence.
No drug is a cure, though. Drugs are just big pieces of tape they stick over warning lights.
Popular music sucks so bad right now.
If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else, so they tend to raise the bar for me.
Nirvana was pop. You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative, but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and still get extensive radio play and media coverage.
To do it nationally or internationally, you have to follow a few more rules.
We didn't really swallow much of the Jesus thing, but we got the vocab.
We need a day of the dead. That's a perfect celebration.
I don't like the idea of famous people.
My brother and I were meditating before we were 6 years old, having to stare at the wall and chant.
The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion.
I'm beginning to think I have two years encountering sexism without really realising it.
That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
Now I know I'll never be numb again. A mother is condemned to feel everything forever. And I'm finally afraid, condemned to fear everything forever. But that makes sense: feel someone else's pain, feel someone else's everything.And he's my baby, so everything's okay.
If Americans thought music and art belonged together, they wouldn't have the Grammys.
Good taste - that's all you really need when you're playing an instrument.
I don't have the inclinations that other people seem to have as far as the business is concerned.
I felt like it was a great secret when I found out that I could be in my 30s.
I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid? If they're such a bunch of idiots, why don't you show them good music instead? They're not going to know the difference.
I grew up in a commune where no one considered me female, particularly.
I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses, and then just keel over and die.
I have to play as much of the game as I allow myself to get the music heard. But it's not unlike the rest of the world, so I'm not as up in arms about it as I could be.
I would go to radio stations and they were supposed to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say, We're playing too many women right now, we can't play your record.
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