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Usually I'm the one who does the covers.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock.
- Jay London

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
- James A. Baldwin

And I usually use myself as a model,
posing in front of a mirror as I dab the strokes on the canvas.
- Cleo Moore

These small shows were decidedly a success.
The exhibitions were not too large to be seen easily.
It was not an effort, as larger collections of pictures usually are.
- Childe Hassam

More humane societies are usually smaller,
like the Scandinavian countries and Holland,
where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation.
- David Korten

Indeed, the whole company, although thin in flesh,
and generally of slight forms, and limbs,
especially, are as good looking and intelligent a body
of men as we usually meet with.
- Lewis Tappan

The progression of emancipation of any class usually,
if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class.
- Harriet Martineau

When people approach me about my films it is usually
to tell me how much they hate them.
- Michael Winterbottom

It is usually when men are at their most religious
that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
- Ilka Chase

Benji usually tries to match his hair with his underwear,
and you know how he had the pink hair for a while well
we caught him in a pink thong one day!
- Joel Madden

Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes
control over other people's lives;
and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult.
- Richard Stallman

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip...
The people that really pass judgment on you really
have nothing to do with what you do,
usually.
- John Milius

Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone,
but that's usually how you end up crying?
- Chuck Palahniuk

We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
- Thomas Kempis

Faith means intense, usually confident,
belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to
command assent from every reasonable person.
- Walter Kaufmann

In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out.
It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.
- Carter Burwell


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