Choice Quotes: The Year 2015 in Quotes

2015. What a year. Lots of people said a lot of stuff. Here’s some our favorite quotes from interviews this year.

“It was a bit more of a man’s world back then. They didn’t really know how to deal with a young chick rocking out” –Rosie Flores

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“I said, ‘You know, Oz? Come to think of it, nobody’s ever really sounded like you.’ He goes, ‘Maybe there’s a reason why.’” – Zakk Wylde

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 “I wanted a death toll, so we played the chimes.”- Kat Edmonson

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 “If I start thinking about something for more than a week, it becomes a play.”-Paul Hood

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“I’ve actually brought jars of honey on stage. Most people are doing lines in the green room. I’m like, ‘I need my honey!’”-Brendan Power

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“When I write, it comes in waves. I’m not one of those guys that sits down every day with a guitar. I’ll get deep into it for, like, a month. Like the typical crazy author-type thing – my hair’s growing out and I haven’t showered.”-Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween)

 

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“As far as I’m concerned, the first rule of robots is, ‘Don’t give a robot a weapon.’”-Adam Savage

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 “If you rip enough people off, then it doesn’t stick out as bad.”-Ben McGuire

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“I knew back then that it was my destiny to play the “Oompa Loompa” song in front of thousands of people on peyote.”-Les Claypool

 

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“I had some cheesy Music Row co-writing person that I waited on last night and she tipped me $10 on $110 after bragging about her No. 1 hit she had for Blake Shelton or some dork. Yeah, it makes you work harder.”-Jay Rutherford

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“We make beer here; we don’t make sandwiches. I myself go through a lot of Utz Party Mix throughout the week.”-Michael Spychalski

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“I don’t imagine there’d be any reason for some other entity in some other dimension to have these stupid songs in their heads.”-Kevin Barnes

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“I can’t answer that question. I’m sorry.”-Brian Wilson

 

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When I’m playing a live show and everybody seems to be cued in to the music and lost in between sound waves, I feel like that’s us in our most natural state of connecting without words – how animals connect just with feeling.”-Shawan Rice

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“I thought, ‘there’s no way I can pass this up – the chance to be this bald, chemo, disgusting poisoned body, dancing through it all.”-Kalmia Traver

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“You can come by the merch table, you can take a picture, but I have one rule: no guy is allowed to say the word ‘selfie.’ Girls can say it. It’s a girl word. Girls over 30 shouldn’t even say it, but I’ll give them a pass. But no guys. I’m not taking a picture if you say it.”-Jim Florentine

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“When you are smoking a cigar, nobody is better than anyone – everybody is the same.”-Jesus Castanon

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“You feel like all that hard work by yourself with a guitar – all those years spent picking apart songs by the Beatles, all the sweat and labor and the love that goes into songwriting that we are so committed to – is paying off many times over.”-Mike “McDuck” Olsen

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“We hosted a killer band for Roots & Blues, but the drummer was a jerk from the moment he jumped out of the van. He was mad that we helped carry in his gear. He was mad about where we put his gear once we were in the venue. He was mad there was snow on the ground. I think his bandmates were mad he was in their band.”-Fritz Schroeder

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“I think the tribute song is a funny, quasi-tradition among rock and rollers. We had talked about [the song “Jeff Tweedy”] a lot, and it started out as kind of a joke. But if you’re going to put out an album with 18 songs on it, it should run the gamut of emotions.”-Jordan Capizzi

 

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“For me, with comedy, it’s more than, ‘Hey, did you hear the one about the rabbi and the priest?’It’s more about, ‘Hey, we’re all together as a community; we’re all having fun together and we’re all getting to know each other.’ And comedy does push buttons, and we should make people uncomfortable and open those conversations.”-Rubi Nicholas

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“Someday [this amphitheater] is going to be washed apart, but parts of this, my friend, are going to last for 100 years – that’s pretty cool. And people will come, and they’ll say, ‘Look at that. That theater right there – that was built by Bill Dunsworth. And I won’t care, because it’s the thing that counts – it’s not my name.”-John Dunsworth

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“When you watch a movie in context the stuff may be horrible, but when you’re on a set, people are having a blast. When you blow someone’s head off in a movie, it’s goofy fun. Fake blood is made out of food coloring. You could put it on your pancakes. – Mike Lombardo

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“As a matter of fact, the way I met my wife was in a threesome.” –Mitch Fatel

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“I don’t think we’re a punk band because no one in the band wears spiky jackets.”-Brandon Gepfer

 

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“I wanted to do something meaningful and provocative. I wanted to do something dangerous. I wanted it to be different. I didn’t want to do just another stand-up special.” – Jeff Ross.

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“It’s not about what color my hair is or that I got married or what color pants I wore. It’s about the art I’m making.”-Jessica Lea Mayfield

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“I do remember her stepping on my feet when I arrived one day with a new pair of white sneakers. She thought they looked too white. It hurt.”-Don Peris

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“My only decision was that I wanted to become a partier on a party adventure and everything else is up to the party itself.” -Andrew W.K.

 

2015 was a great year. Here’s to 2016. Party hard guys!


 

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