"I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm forty-five." - Mick Jagger, born this day in 1943. He's still regurgitating 'Satisfaction'...........and charging a bloody beaucoup for a ticket to see him do it.
"The key to looking good in a cape is the way you take it off. You should look like those sword-fighting people, the Three Musketeers. Taking it off, swinging it, that's what makes it cool." - George Clinton, born this day in 1941.
"I used to go to Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands that I had never met. For me, knowing that Brian Jones was out there, and later that Iggy Pop was out there, made it kind of hard for me to get too interested in the high school guys that were around me. I had, uh, bigger things in mind." - Chrissie Hynde
"Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen." - Lydia Lunch
I had tickets to see Bikini Kill in 2020. Then I had tickets to see Bikini Kill in 2021. Now I have tickets to see Bikini Kill in 2022. Apparently Bikini Kill has much more confidence in my ability to stay alive than I do.
"I'd been studying the microphone for a dozen years, and I suddenly saw what I'd been doing wrong. I'd been singing too loud. One night I was listening to a record by Lester Young, the horn player, and it came to me. Relax, just relax. It's all going to be all right." - Marvin Gaye
"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." - Paul McCartney, born this day in 1942.
"Respect yourself. Try to remember that not everything in life can be perfect. You will make mistakes. That's inevitable. But you are not ugly. You will only be ugly when you behave in an ugly way." - Pete Townshend
"When I was a kid, I would go to the record store, where there was a bin of things they didn't know quite how to classify. Those were my choices. That's where you would find Captain Beefheart or an early electronic album." - Mark Mothersbaugh