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We played in Texas about a year ago,
by 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

The first time I ever played the trumpet in public,
I played the Marine Hymn.
I sounded terrible.
- Wynton Marsalis

I guess I've played a lot of victims,
but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
- Jodie Foster

I played English football - soccer -
instead of American football,
because we couldn't afford the equipment.
- Wally Schirra

All gut strings.
That's just the first kind of guitar I played,
it was a nylon string guitar.
And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making,
and I just enjoy doing it.
- Guy Clark

I've played villains on stage - you know,
the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person.
I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.
- Michael Emerson

If that's the way the game is played,
I don't want to play anymore.
- Joyce DeWitt

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

When we played with the Rollins Band,
we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
- Adam Jones

A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world.
- Harry Vardon

It seems so long ago that I played the part of the Doctor.
- Patrick Troughton

I've played piano and guitar when I was younger.
- Debra Wilson

I played baseball because I could make more money doing
that than I could doing anything else.
- Bill Terry

For years I have played the twenty-something lover.
- James MacArthur

But I've always believed that Christine Cagney shouldn't
be played past a certain age.
- Sharon Gless

Then, of course, I played alto and tenor,
wherever there were jobs.
- Gerry Mulligan

All I ever wanted to do was play the drums;
I felt good about myself when I played the drums.
So I worked anywhere and everywhere I could lug my drums in.
- Max Weinberg

I think in Mrs.
C, I certainly played myself.
A very compulsive, sweet person.
- Marion Ross

I could have played another year, but I would have
been playing for the money,
and baseball deserves better than that.
- George Brett

I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did.
- Nolan Ryan

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

I don't like American football.
I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable.
But baseball is very beautiful.
It's played on a diamond.
- Jim Jarmusch

Football is a game played with arms,
legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.
- Knute Rockne

The part which American friendship played in helping
us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland
has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.
- Eamon de Valera

I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
- Richard M. Nixon

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable.
It's an old story played before by canals,
railroads and automobiles.
- Paul Samuelson

Not one role that I've played has been written specifically for me.
- Taye Diggs

For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano,
and I never really played them again.
- Matt Damon

It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them,
those who only dance to their own rhythm,
and those who don't dance at all.
- Jose Bergamin

Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads,
people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen.
They couldn't have been more wrong.
- Ava Gardner

When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn't go to
the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings.
I was only 6 or 7.
- Les Paul

You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour;
I played until I was 40,
and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour.
- Jimmy Connors

I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing,
and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions
than any other band leader in the country.
- John Philip Sousa

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show.
I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
- Jim Henson


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