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Yeah, if someone’s selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they’re trading it I don’t mind,…
Ultimately, I’m not the most prolific person, but I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I keep on putting out music. The only…
Minor Threat was an important band, believe me that it was important it in my life, but it belongs to an era that no longer…
I’m really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don’t want endless tracks; I want less tracks. I want decisions to be…
I work so I don’t need to make rent through my songs, and I think if more people engaged with music without needing it to…
Basically we just created our own label, but again we just did it to document our own music and create our own thing, so the…
The first time I ever recorded, which was into my boom-box, I was like, ‘Wow, check that out.’ It sounded great. The narcotic of it…
And in fact, one of the central reasons why I never got involved with any drugs or anything is that I remember talking to people…
I consider the piano my ‘main’ instrument and have been playing for as long as I can remember. It seems to me that I might…
I’m always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them.
I’ve always been a bit of a documentarian.
I feel completely fortunate to have this outlet for something I don’t really feel like I have a choice in, to make music. I’ve got…
The thing is, people can’t complain about profit-oriented moves if they’re only interested in profit themselves. You can’t have it both ways. If they’re willing…
My point of view is, I’m just a person, and there are times when I look at other people and think, ‘My God, they spend…
My focus is always on the day. What I’ve done behind me, I try to have respect for it, and keep an eye on it,…
I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but… I…
I stand behind all the lyrics I’ve ever written; I don’t have a problem with that.
Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in…
I feel quite connected to the past, and my memory. Everything that I’ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it…
What I find interesting as a 40-year-old is the idea of trying to be a part of a pronounced, continuing independent culture. The basic tenet…
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