Choice Reatard Quotes

– “You fucking fags hated Blood Visions when it dropped ! so stop acting all “OG”! get the fuck over it!”
– “Hey dont bring me into this you fucking jar head”
– “Officer Brad I havent played epiphones in years you big dumb indian get your facts straight before you start mouthing off fat boy.. I got 4 gibson flying v’s and 3 epiphones which I retired years ago..I just get sick of you bragging about your shit gear  or how you where on the cover of MMR all the time  get over it man .. Your music sucks !!!”
– “I was making better punk rock than you guys when I was fucking 13”
– “Just leave me the fuck outta your nerd world and stop pretending to know shit..”
– “I got nothing against your wife dude I know about as much about her as you know about music (which is just about nothing)”
– “Im the fucking oprah of punk . Btw if Im fucking fat then what the fuck is Officer Brad x ? the fucking marshmallow man ?”
– “The whole idea that struggle makes you legit is bullshit keep lying  to yourself so you feel better about being lazy”
– “I have worked hard as hell playing music, touring endlessly and putting out more records than I can count but do I deserve the “hype”more than the next guy? I would say no.”
– “Comparing some dudes with apple garage band or a 4 track to flat out genius level innovators of recorded pop music  should be a crime.”
– “Man I never really knew I was singing in a British accent till someone pointed it out later ? I always seem to sing different from band to band don’t really know why it really just comes out that way and is for sure not premeditated.”

Mitch Hedburg Quotes of the Day

Reminds me of Arctic Monkeys song “Brianstorm” except the other way around:
“I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.”

Just funny:
“I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.”

Quote of the Day

Mark Sultan:

“I really enjoy the first song [Icicles]. It’s a welcome six minutes for anyone who has ever tripped out or read a book or been hungry. But if you’re having problems with the first song, then I don’t want you listening to the rest of the album anyway.”

Good-Bad, Not Evil

Jared Swilley – 2003

“I think we’re good-bad, not evil. A lot of club owners say they don’t like us, but deep down, I think they do. We like to create an atmosphere of chaos at our shows. I really hate going to shows where people just stand around and don’t do anything — you could do that at home with a video. If you come to see the Black Lips, we’re really going to do everything we can to put on a show. And if we’re going to break stuff or go nuts, we’re all really careful not to damage the club’s equipment. We do get into some trouble, but it’s never too much trouble. I think a lot of the stories people are hearing about us are blown way out of proportion.”

Funny Quote

Someone deciding whether or not to go see Jay Reatard at Harper’s Ferry:

“The idea of paying 50 cents a minute for rock does not equal a real show experience to me. I think lap dances are cheaper, for fucks sake!”

J-Swill On Politics In Music

Jared Swilley in an interview with The Maneater:
I try to keep politics out of music. I don’t think musicians have any role being politicians or having too many political views. That always seems kind of silly. We’ll maybe mention stuff that’s going on around us, our kind of observations, but we definitely don’t try to have any political message except have a great time and do what you want to do.

Quote of the Day

” I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This was and still is the harsh truth. At this site, there are other thought provoking quotes from King, mostly in his final years, when he turned radical; unfortunately( but purposely) much of this of this wisdom is anonymous in the mainstream media. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html

Chris