There came a time when these two incompatible notions of who I was, well, something had to give. Either that ‘something’ is where you acquiesce to the world around you and you conform, or you sort of defiantly break whatever remaining bonds connect you to that world and create for yourself a different set of...
There’s a tendency for people to think that celebrities do whatever they want, spend whatever they want, and it’s completely out of control. While some of that may be true, I’ve never met a celebrity who threw caution to the wind and thought they could do anything. That’s not the thought process.
Shellac was asked to do a recreation of our first album, but we’ve always been a band that improvised our sets. That’s critical to the way that we function on stage. Whatever the mood takes us on stage can vary from night to night with what you feel like playing.
Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever’s going on in that particular culture. It’s the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you.
You need to be dedicated to your workout, whatever you choose.
Whatever you wear, you have to own it. Make it yours.
As human beings, what we can do is extend help in whatever way possible.
In whatever form it takes, life sings because it has a song. The meaning is in the lyrics.
I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.
I like to have the impression that whatever is happening is true.
I don’t use e-mail or u-mail or whatever it’s called.
A good story is a good story, whatever the medium.
Whatever you do, don’t take shortcuts. It’s great advice to take and live by.
I’ve not been a prolific poet, and it always seemed to me to be a bad idea to feel that you had to produce in order to get… credits. Production of a collection of poems every three years or every five years, or whatever, looks good, on paper. But it might not be good; it...