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John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again.
by Alan Vega

John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again.
It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear
more now and I had a life that I've lived!
- Alan Vega

I'm showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring,
so we'll see.
- Alan Vega

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me.
That changed my life pretty much.
- Alan Vega

 

Experience really does make you better,
man.
- Alan Vega

Marty and I are playing with the same intensity.
That's the beautiful thing, man, we're actually better now than ever,
probably more intense now than ever,
tighter now than ever.
- Alan Vega

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this,
man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem.
- Alan Vega

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I like performers who I know are for real.
You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff.
You can tell right away they're real people,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

But of course it's always gonna be Suicide,
our fingerprints, ya know? You can't ever get rid of that.
- Alan Vega

I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer,
Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
- Alan Vega

That's why so much of the music today sounds so much alike,
because there's no in-between.
So it's kind of nice to still turn some buttons every now and then.
- Alan Vega

Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
some jazz.
- Alan Vega

It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father,
I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy,
I'm a different person.
Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
- Alan Vega

We're just getting better at our trade,
man.
We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that
we've spent 30 years doing it.
There's nothing that can replace that.
- Alan Vega

But, Eminem...
No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when
it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap,
ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it.
I loved the lyrics.
I loved the beat.
- Alan Vega

That's something - you laugh about Eminem...
It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out,
ya know.
It seemed like a big joke.
But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics!
- Alan Vega

That's what so sad about a lot of modern music,
in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around
long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise.
They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
- Alan Vega

People said that way back in the early days I was probably
one of the first rappers;
the reason is that I couldn't sing,
so I had to talk!
Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all.
- Alan Vega

Every now and then you think about your life,
what you would like to be, you start at Number 1 and you go down to 100.
And down at the bottom, 100, was - Stage.
Go figure.
That would be the last thing.
It terrified me, man.
But I had to do it.
- Alan Vega

That's what my music...
I'm working on a solo record right now,
it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything,
like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop.
I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
- Alan Vega

I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway.
That's when I always hear my own music.
It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing
it for a couple of years.
- Alan Vega

But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where,
like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys.
That was in itself something amazing -
I was on the same space these guys stood on,
ya know?
- Alan Vega

Usually I'm the one who does the covers.
And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do,
outside of this thing.
A fresher look.
And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this.
Believe me!
- Alan Vega

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark.
He was working in the same studio I've been working in,
he heard my music and he said, aw man,
I've got to do something with you.
- Alan Vega

And I learned a lot from working with this kid,
and I think he's gonna be a big star.
Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something
about his voice that's different from all the other rappers,
even though his style is similar.
- Alan Vega

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- John F. Kennedy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

Imagine...
- John Lennon

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

All you need is love.
- John Lennon

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams


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