Evan Dando Quotes


31 Evan Dando quotes:



"Basically, between 1989 and 1994, I hadn't taken a vacation."
"But Sneaky Pete was great. I didn't bug him about Gram. Not too much, anyway."
"But ya have to make videos in the States. Usually ours just look too serious. We haven't got it together."
"CDs, too. Totally corporate. They look real cheap and soulless and they don't smell of anything."
"Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption."
"Every three months I would give this person 100 grand I would have spent on coke, so when my music income ran out I still had $700,000."
"For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead."
"I don't like alcohol, but I still like to mess around with other stuff occasionally. I think it's important I take mushrooms and acid. They're certainly not addictive, so I can't rule that out."
"I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything."
"I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure."
"I have to make rock records occasionally."
"I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think."
"I need the money. People don't understand how little money you make in a band."
"I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again."
"I wanted love from the masses because I was trying to make up for my parents' messy divorce and feeling abandoned when I was 11."
"I was hanging out with Jonathan Richman last night."
"I was trying to spend it as quickly as possible. Because I'm so lazy, all that money created a block. I was flying around the world, staying at fancy hotels, having fun and trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible, so I could get on with some more work."
"I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have it be fun so I decided to stop. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record, I was just kinda quitting."
"I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them."
"It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around. I won't let them do that anymore."



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