Evan Dando quotes

  • But Sneaky Pete was great. I didn't bug him about Gram. Not too much, anyway.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Too Much #Bugs #Sneaky

  • It is hard, though, 'cos record labels love to boss you around. I won't let them do that anymore.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Boss #Labels #Records

  • I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have it be fun so I decided to stop. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record, I was just kinda quitting.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Fun #Play #Records

  • I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Records #Able #Quiet

  • Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Lifestyle

  • It's better when you have your wife with you, more fun.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Fun #Wife

  • My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Dream #School #Years

  • You know more about me than I do about myself, that's probably true.
    -- Evan Dando

  • When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Song #Writing #Firsts

  • The best songs I write in 20 minutes.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Song #Writing #Minutes

  • Some of our stuff ends up looking too corporate. I'm going to be a lot stricter from now on.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Stuff #Ends

  • See, to me, rock'n'roll doesn't have any point. It's just fun. It has a million different angles and they're all valid. But I think rock might be a world issue.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Fun #Thinking #Issues

  • When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly - constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour. It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Behaviour #Ugly #Awful

  • I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Feel Better #Hair #Used

  • I was hanging out with Jonathan Richman last night.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Night #Lasts #Last Night

  • I don't like alcohol, but I still like to mess around with other stuff occasionally. I think it's important I take mushrooms and acid. They're certainly not addictive, so I can't rule that out.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Thinking #Mushrooms #Alcohol

  • When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of 'em.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Years #Sick #Fans

  • Basically, between 1989 and 1994, I hadn't taken a vacation.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Taken #Vacation

  • CDs, too. Totally corporate. They look real cheap and soulless and they don't smell of anything.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Real #Cds #Smell

  • For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Joyce

  • Even the bands I dig don't have a history of attaining mass consumption.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Band #Mass #Consumption

  • I have to make rock records occasionally.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Rocks #Records

  • I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Song #Memories #Book

  • I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Insecure #Way #Ready

  • I need the money. People don't understand how little money you make in a band.
    -- Evan Dando

    #People #Needs #Band

  • I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Lying #Thinking #Guitar

  • Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?
    -- Evan Dando

    #Stars #Writing #Rocks

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