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Ed O`Brien Quotes and Sayings

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Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter.
Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
- Ed O'Brien

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must
be in constant motion forward.
- Ed O'Brien

We're not spokespeople, we're musicians.
- Ed O'Brien

We are a weird bunch, we are very disparate.
- Ed O'Brien

 

We are different people - you get a different take
on the band whoever you speak to.
Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering
process and out comes the Radiohead thing.
- Ed O'Brien

We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band.
- Ed O'Brien

What had disappointed me at the time of the last tour,
was to go on a worldwide tour, we were at some incredible
places and we couldn't enjoy it,
hadn't the time.
- Ed O'Brien

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So we are not doing the traditional album,
tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore.
We're going to tour when we want to,
regardless of whether we've got a record out.
- Ed O'Brien

It is fantastic to be found in a foreign country.
- Ed O'Brien

I'm thrilled we've got a new single out,
as singles were the way I first got into music as a child.
- Ed O'Brien

I think that's what helped us: confidence,
respect, the desire to work hard.
- Ed O'Brien

For a band like us tracklisting is a massive,
massive task.
- Ed O'Brien

It's really weird to be playing chords again.
Haven't played chords for a long time.
I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK
Computer and stuff like that.
- Ed O'Brien

But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap
forward in sound from our last album.
Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it.
- Ed O'Brien

What is so refreshing playing with Neil Finn and all
his friends is these people think exactly the same -
regular people doing their thing and separating the music from the business.
- Ed O'Brien

At the end of OK Computer we were playing big,
big arenas and it wasn't right.
You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right.
- Ed O'Brien

Not in the mornings, I'm always so tired in the morning.
- Ed O'Brien

I don't read the press, I don't watch endless music TV.
- Ed O'Brien

We don't hate the media, it's just that when there's
too much of it we get bored,
but it happens to every human being.
I don't think we even hated the media by the time that movie was made.
We were just tired.
- Ed O'Brien

But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening,
approximately a third in the concert.
I think it's a good balance.
It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction.
But i think when we'll play the very first new piece,
we will be scared.
- Ed O'Brien

The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done.
We've had our rough times in the studio in the past,
but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded.
This time it seemed like it just goes on and on.
- Ed O'Brien

There was this discussion to know how long the human
ear was really receptive to the music.
A 74 minute CD is too long.
We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each...
But the songs need to breathe.
- Ed O'Brien

Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we
wanted to have on an album.
That wouldn't have worked.
So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea
of considering two different album,
it cleared the way for us.
- Ed O'Brien

There is always some universal proportion,
but along with that there are some places where special things happen.
Ireland, for example.
I've always felt it's interesting to play there.
Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
- Ed O'Brien

I guess my style is a cross between David Bowie and Clint Eastwood.
- Dylan McDermott

The press will naturally come and go as it has done with all artists,
from David Bowie to Neil Young to U2.
- Kelly Jones

I'd been a Bowie fan before punk and used to get no end of trouble.
I was always getting knocked about and having to run up the street,
getting chased by people.
It was horrible.
- Gary Numan

When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie,
for example.
he had created an entire myth around himself.
It was as important as his music.
- Lars von Trier

David Bowie's my favorite musician.
I love him above all, but I'm really into rap a lot right now.
- Ethan Suplee

Every collaboration helps you grow.
With Bowie, it's different every time.
I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments.
That inspires him.
He's very quick.
- Brian Eno

David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained
theatrical expression of gay style.
- Lance Loud

I didn't know much about him, and I wasn't a big country music fan.
I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie,
so I didn't know a lot about him.
- Joaquin Phoenix

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy
manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
- James Russell Lowell

What about David Bowie? He's a sexy creature.
- John Galliano

David Bowie was awesome the easiest,
coolest interview I have ever done.
- Rachel Perry

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.
- David Bowie

The trumpet is forceful.
- Lester Bowie

I'm an instant star.
Just add water and stir.
- David Bowie

Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.
- David Bowie

I had a lot of self-confidence.
- Bowie Kuhn

I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed,
worked and separated without America taking them to
its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part.
- David Bowie

I don't know where I'm going from here,
but I promise it won't be boring.
- David Bowie

The truth is of course is that there is no journey.
We are arriving and departing all at the same time.
- David Bowie

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put
you in a reflective place.
- David Bowie

I'm always amazed that peole take what I say seriously.
I don't even take what I am seriously.
- David Bowie

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man,
just a mortal with potential of a superman.
I'm living on.
- David Bowie

They always say that jazz doesn't sell,
but it's a lie, because it does sell,
and it sells consistently year in and year out.
- Lester Bowie

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in
5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon.
Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered
and sound amazingly good,
better than ever, in fact!
- Tony Visconti

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely
and just work within the visual arts in some way.
I started painting quite passionately at that time.
- David Bowie

I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.
- David Bowie

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.
The words just jolly it along.
It's always been my way of expressing what for me is
inexpressible by any other means.
- David Bowie

Be strong and follow your own convictions.
You can't assume there is a lot of time to do what you like.
This is what David Bowie is afraid of:
that he will die before he gets a chance to make a
real strong contribution.
- Marc Bolan

Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano.
- David Bowie

So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience.
That's why patients are called patients I think -
patience is required.
- Bowie Kuhn

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me
is awaken the ghosts inside of me.
Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.
- David Bowie

I'm just an individual who doesn't feel that I need
to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way.
I'm working for me.
- David Bowie

I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if
he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol,
but a mother image.
- David Bowie

I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist.
I mean, I really do just write and record what interests
me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
- David Bowie

After touring with David Bowie last year,
I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist,
and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell
in love with when I was eight years old.
- Emm Gryner

But I'm pretty good with collaborative thinking.
I work well with other people.
- David Bowie

I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
- David Bowie

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright,
intelligent, virtuosic players.
- David Bowie

As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie -
a great writer.
A class above everybody in so many ways.
Lennon and McCartney, of course.
Class stuff.
David Cousins was my favorite lyricist.
- Rick Wakeman

When I heard Little Richard, I mean,
it just set my world on fire.
- David Bowie

When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.
- David Bowie

Salary arbitration is probably in place -
was put in place then and probably is in place now -
because I supported it.
- Bowie Kuhn

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy.
Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy.
That's all that life allowed him.
- David Bowie

We're just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society.
- Lester Bowie

Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
- David Bowie

Frankly, I mean, sometimes the interpretations I've
seen on some of the songs that I've written are a lot
more interesting than the input that I put in.
- David Bowie

I had to resign myself, many years ago,
that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things.
But my music does it for me, it really does.
- David Bowie


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