David Bowie Quotes.
GYBE are among my, erm, two favourite Montreal bands, Arcade Fire being the other.
Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man.
My father worked for a children’s home called Dr. Barnardo’s Homes. They’re a charity.
Being shoved into the top-40 scene was an unusual experience. It was great I’d become accessible to a huge audience but not terribly fulfilling.
Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.
The moment you know you know you know.
In your fear, seek only peace. In your fear, seek only love.
I don’t crave applause. I’m not one of those guys who comes alive on stage. I’m much more alive at home, I think.
I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
However, there’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
I would dream. I focused all my attention on going to America. The subculture, James Dean, the rock n’ roll, the beat writers.
The truest form of any form of revolutionary Left, whatever you want to call it, was Jack Kerouac, E.E. Cummings, & Ginsberg’s period. Excuse me, but that’s where it was at.
I’m well past the age where I’m acceptable. You get to a certain age and you are forbidden access. You’re not going to get the kind of coverage that you would like in music magazines, you’re not going to get played on radio and you’re not going to get played on television. I have to survive on word of mouth.
All Montreal bands have around nine members, I believe.
Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.
I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he’s up there with Bryan Ferry.
I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.