Evan Dando Quotes

31 Evan Dando quotes:

"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."
"Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?"
"I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure."
"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."
"My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content."
"When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly - constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour. It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence."
"CDs, too. Totally corporate. They look real cheap and soulless and they don't smell of anything."
"For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead."
"I was hanging out with Jonathan Richman last night."
"You know more about me than I do about myself, that's probably true."
"Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption."
"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 have to make rock records occasionally."
"It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around. I won't let them do that anymore."
"It's better when you have your wife with you, more fun."
"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."

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