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Lately I've been listening to some classical music again,
by Alan Vega

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
- Katharine Hepburn

Lately I've been believing that music predates speech.
- Debbie Harry

The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody
that will put out a melody that you can whistle.
It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that.
- Merle Haggard

Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it,
so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately.
- Trevor Rabin

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately.
- Gavin DeGraw

I've been listening to a lot of Hollies stuff lately,
and it's beginning to sound pretty good to me.
- Graham Nash

I've been taking longer to write stories lately.
- Greg Egan

Allthough that doesn't happen often lately,
I like to read exciting thrillers and those kinky magazines.
- Jonathan Brandis

People like Beck and Shawn Colvin are some of the people I listen to lately.
- Graham Nash

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
- Erica Jong

Mick has expressed an interest in coming to the gallery
tonight because he's seen me behaving myself lately.
He is being much more supportive, which is nice.
- Ron Wood

Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas
and it was well received.
This gave me a new point of view and a new respect
for my work as an actress.
- Sarah Polley

People think I'm crazy because I travel too much,
but I haven't been doing any of that lately because
I got a little sick this year and I've tried to take care of it.
- Lee Hazlewood

I've been getting into Nick Drake lately,
the folk singer.
Sad, gorgeous stuff.
- Anthony Doerr

I do like beer, but lately I've started drinking non-alcoholic
beer and I like the taste of it and I don't get the alcohol,
so that's a good alternative also.
- Mike Ditka

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

I don't see that many movies lately that are actually about something,
that are trying to challenge something about the way that people interact.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately.
He's all about being a warrior outside of the church.
I hate to think about this kind of stuff -
I just like to do it.
- John Tesh

I am doing everything humanly possible to try and get well,
but lately things have just kept getting worse.
- Daniel Johns

I have a spiritual advisor I call up,
when I just feel lost.
Lately, I've been talking to God.
I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God,
and every day I talk to God.
- Andy Dick

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is
happening out there or not,
but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music,
the balance and symmetry.
- Helen Reddy

Oil prices have fallen lately.
We include this news for the benefit of gas stations,
which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months.
- William D. Tammeus

I have turned down a lot of garbage lately.
- Burt Lancaster

I haven't listened to much music lately;
I've been out of it.
- Adam Jones

Lately I've been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.
- Rudy Rucker

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

Well lately I have listening to a lot of movie soundtracks.
- Mike Lowry

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums.
I love the new Pat Metheny album.
John Coltrane.
I still like good metal, though!
- Geezer Butler

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned,
frozen and processed product being dished up to the
world as American popular music today?
- Billy Joel

They liked me so long as the liquor flowed at my house,
but I haven't seen any of them around lately.
- Bud Abbott

Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man.
- Gina Gershon

Some have greatness thrust upon them,
but not lately.
- Frank Dane

Lately I've been a workaholic.
I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
- Duncan Sheik

I've learned lately that no one is going to hand me
a permission slip and tell me to take time out for me.
- Wynonna Judd

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five
thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids,
having the same break I had as a high school girl.
- Sally Kirkland

Now, it's true I married my wife for her looks...
but not the ones she's been givin' me lately.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I also watched a lot of football and sports.
I haven't had much time to watch too much TV lately.
- Casper Van Dien

We are reminded how short life really is,
and how we are just passing through.
So, all the people you haven't told you love lately,
tell them, and live your days like you mean it.
- Hal Sutton

Since she got a cause and stopped being funny.
I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been
hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model.
And that ain't funny.
No giggles there.
- Andy Richter

I believe that Orthodoxy has been thinking lately,
and despite other impressions, that we can't have full
sacramental communion if we don't first have a fundamental
agreement on the question of the primacy,
that still isn't there.
- Karl Lehmann

I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent.
I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for
the evil of that day and have a go at it,
and that is why I have never failed to have an acute
interest in each morning's letters.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings,
said she would come down harder on porno,
and lately she's talked about how violence on television
has an effect on violence in the real world.
- Penn Jillette

Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career
get confined to one direction,
but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have
this opportunity to be successful doing comedies.
- Ben Stiller

But when it comes to writing the thing that I've sort
of been thinking about lately,
is why? You know, is it rational? Is it logical that
anybody should be expected to be afraid of the work
that they feel they were put on this Earth to do.
- Elizabeth Gilbert

Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more,
which is a good thing because it's just been a struggle
for me as a bass player to play with someone who's
so creative on the drums,
and lately it's been really good, especially during sound checks.
- Mike Gordon


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