THEY SAID

NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

When I play, if I get off­stage and haven’t to­tally sweated through all my clothes, I feel like I haven’t re­ally worked. – John Kast­ner of the Dough­boys I’ve never made mu­sic to be suc­cess­ful. If my records aren’t big sell­ers, that’s okay. They don’t cost much to make. – Beck If I went to the hippest club in New York and Jef­frey Dah­mer was in line, he would get in be­fore me. – direc­tor John Wa­ters on how se­rial killers have be­come pop cul­ture he­roes The prob­lem with pop mu­sic is that now it’s been around for 40 years. Mu­si­cians have to stop think­ing it’s their god-given right to be there. – Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker on the ar­ro­gance of un­proven artists Broth­ers gen­er­ally don’t get on that well, and be­lieve me, we’ve had our mo­ments. But not to the ex­tent that it gets writ­ten up in the pa­pers. – Oa­sis singer (and head­line grab­ber) Noel Gal­lagher Punk rock was great in its time, but now its corpse is stink­ing up my life. – Jeff Buck­ley When I hear the name Sting, I can feel pro­jec­tile vomit com­ing on. I have real trou­ble with any of those bleed­ing-heart boys like him and Bob Geldof. They’re such fuck­ing breed­ers. They talk so much shit, but their per­sonal lives are so pa­thetic. – per­for­mance artist Dia­manda Galás If it’s not a bad hos­pi­tal, it’s a dumb one. – Nora McCabe, mem­ber of Park­dale com­mu­nity ad­vi­sory board and mother of for­mer Queen Street Men­tal Health Cen­tre pa­tient When I say we have to pick up a sword and shield and kill the bas­tards, I mean po­lit­i­cally, not phys­i­cally. – Ron Arnold, Sierra Club mem­ber and founder of the anti-green wise

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