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Popular music sucks so bad right now. ...
by Kristin Hersh

Popular music sucks so bad right now.
- Kristin Hersh

You have to follow every melodic line,
every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth.
- Kristin Hersh

I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid?
If they're such a bunch of idiots,
why don't you show them good music instead? They're
not going to know the difference.
- Kristin Hersh

That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to
people who want to hear them.
Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them.
- Kristin Hersh

 

I'm beginning to think I have two years encountering
sexism without really realising it.
- Kristin Hersh

I don't like what the radio plays for the most part.
- Kristin Hersh

The songs become the show, which is how it should be.
- Kristin Hersh

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My brother and I were meditating before we were 6 years old,
having to stare at the wall and chant.
- Kristin Hersh

We need a day of the dead.
That's a perfect celebration.
- Kristin Hersh

If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else,
so they tend to raise the bar for me.
- Kristin Hersh

Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up.
Then the music can say what it has to say.
- Kristin Hersh

The songs keep on writing themselves,
and I really love them.
It's as close as I get to a religion.
- Kristin Hersh

I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses,
and then just keel over and die.
- Kristin Hersh

To do it nationally or internationally,
you have to follow a few more rules.
- Kristin Hersh

Good taste - that's all you really need when you're playing an instrument.
- Kristin Hersh

MP3's are perfect.
- Kristin Hersh

We didn't really swallow much of the Jesus thing,
but we got the vocab.
- Kristin Hersh

Men are allowed to write songs about people and women
are allowed to write songs about women.
- Kristin Hersh

I don't have the inclinations that other people seem
to have as far as the business is concerned.
- Kristin Hersh

I felt like it was a great secret when I found out
that I could be in my 30s.
- Kristin Hersh

I don't like the idea of famous people.
- Kristin Hersh

I have to play as much of the game as I allow myself to get the music heard.
But it's not unlike the rest of the world,
so I'm not as up in arms about it as I could be.
- Kristin Hersh

I grew up in a commune where no one considered me female,
particularly.
- Kristin Hersh

My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything
in the world I couldn't do,
except be unkind.
- Kristin Hersh

I would go to radio stations and they were supposed
to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say,
We're playing too many women right now,
we can't play your record.
- Kristin Hersh

Nirvana was pop.
You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative,
but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and
still get extensive radio play and media coverage.
- Kristin Hersh

I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor.
It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they
fun to live with on a tour bus for years,
but humor implies intelligence.
- Kristin Hersh

Most of the younger people I knew didn't seem to have a handle on things;
they hadn't found their place,
they didn't understand how the world works,
they didn't understand how to treat other people,
and they didn't know how to stop thinking about themselves.
- Kristin Hersh

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring
of all earthly establishments.
- Channing Pollock

We have to say what we believe...
whether it's popular or not.
- Howard Dean

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible
because they are popular with our fan base.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs,
not just a popular act of a given period.
- Luther Vandross

Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly
popular throughout the past two decades.
- Ron Lewis

I am clearly more popular than Reagan.
I am in my third term.
Where's Reagan? Gone after two!
Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.
- Marion Berry

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions
vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment.
That is absolutely false.
- John Philip Sousa

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak
Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is
spoken in were much poorer areas.
- Enya

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

Scientia is knowledge.
It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts.
- John Charles Polanyi

Commercial music, for the most part,
is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
- Kenneth Edmonds

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
- Earl Butz

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one.
Many people go right through life in the grip of an
idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- Agatha Christie

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically
absolute popular government,
but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
- Herbert Croly

The country experience was more of a departure.
When you consider my education and my upbringing,
you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth
of my popular music aspirations.
- Tom Wopat

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

We have accepted the principle of democracy and we
are committed to respect the popular verdict and the
result of that national consultation.
- Mahmoud Abbas

The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war.
Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular.
- Jay Leno

I've been amazed that it's so popular with people.
But it's been fantastic.
People are very excited when I walk into a place and
they recognize me from the series.
- Victor Garber

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

I think popular music in this country is one of the
few things in the twentieth century that have made
giant strides in reverse.
- Bing Crosby

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford

Require...
electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.
- Robert A. Dahl

True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature.
- Francis James Child

You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy,
it's a great game.
- Bernhard Langer

I do not expect that homeopathy will ever be established
as a legitimate form of treatment,
but I do expect that it will continue to be popular.
- James Randi

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
- Margaret Fuller

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua
is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection,
and in El Salvador you had a revolution.
- Bianca Jagger

Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani -
even if it's a fake.
I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
- Giorgio Armani

The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace
can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament
must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.
- Ludwig Quidde

Men may be popular without being ambitious,
but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
- Lord North

Compassion is not a popular virtue.
- Karen Armstrong

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
- Frank Carlucci


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