Sunday, January 7, 2007

from music critics/writers

"Males have a weird sense of loyalty towards the bands they like; they sometimes view record buying as a responsibility" -chuck klosterman

"the single biggest symptom of drugs. They make crazy things seem normal and normal things seem crazy" -chuck klosterman

"I love the relationship anyone has with music: because there's something in us that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out" -nick hornby

"your old music cannot sustain you through a life, not if you're someone who listens to music everyday, at every opportunity" -nick hornby

"if something is good today, it will be good tomorrow. Variety is overrated; variety is for philanderers" -chuck klosterman

"do you know people who insist they like 'all kinds of music?' That actually means they like no kinds of music" -chuck klosterman

"most of what passes for rock criticism these days is stultifying in its predictability: timid hacks praising artists more for what they've done in the past than in the present" -jim derogatis

"nostalgia is the most incidious enemy of great art, especially rock'n'roll, a music that is about living in the moment" -jim derogatis

"the whole notion that one somehow has a 'career' instead of just doing whatever you feel like doing at any given time has always amused me when it didn't make me wanna vomit" -lester bangs

"the vision and value or troublesome types can seldom be celebrated until they're no longer troublesome" -lester bangs

"music, like color or a cloud, is neither intelligent nor unintelligent - it just is. I fundamentally, profoundly disagree with anyone who equates musical complication and intelligence with superiority" -nick hornby

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