Track Quotes

… so much of what we do now started in 1954 at Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee … those guys were inventing that stuff (Rock & Roll) … you can really tell on some tracks … they were actually afraid at times of what they were playing. But Rock & Roll definitely didn’t come before that time; it started right there

When I was working with Talking Heads what would happen typically is that they would go out and start playing a track, and I would always run the tape. I always record everything, even a run through where you’re trying to get in tune. That’s a principle because sometimes when the situation isn’t clear interesting things happen, and they are worth listening to again.

You might tell me that you have been engaging in some deep questioning and theological rethinking.1 You can no longer live with the faith you inherited from your parents or constructed earlier in your life. As you sort through your dogma and doctrine, you’ve found yourself praying less, less thrilled about worship, scripture, or church attendance. You’ve been so focused on sorting and purging your theological theories that you’ve lost track of the spiritual practices that sustain an actual relationship with God. You may even wonder if such a thing is possible for someone like you.

I remember going onstage on Broadway in this Leigh Bowery thing for a track like “Ich Bin Kunst.” I’ve got breasts, this latex dripping down on my head, and I come out in a box. I just remember the audience looking really horrified because Rosie [O’Donnell] was trying to sell the show as sort of Pippin and Annie. She was saying it’s a family show.