Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It's equally humbling and uplifting.
My feeling is that labels are for canned food... I am what I am - and I know what I am.
Never eat broccoli when there are cameras around.
When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes. Keep your money in your shoes.
We made part of the record in Miami, and I would go down to the beach, and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore. I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.
Super casual music listeners. That's most of the people in the world. And you have to understand, that's why Top 40 radio exists. It's not there for people who seek out music and who love music.
They always want me to play myself and that's a big snooze.
I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
On planes I always cry. Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing.
So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's part of the beauty of Athens: is that it's so off the map and there's no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
When I get really hammered I take my clothes off. That's a sure sign. It's been a long time since the last time I did that. Probably a year.
If you disagree with me, fine! Because that's the great thing about America, we can disagree!
I think there were early critics who wanted us to change the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
I'm not homosexual, I'm not hetrosexual, I'm just sexual.
I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses, the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.
But I think the one thing that I can say about us is that we're very consistent about certain things and part of that is our desire to do the very best work that we can and not rest on our laurels, or not allow formula to come into what we do.
So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music, it's just the thing that's playing in the background that helps them through their day.
There was a point in the '80s when I looked out at my audience and I saw people that - were I not on the stage - they'd sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk. And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.