Matthew Sweet Famous Quotes & Sayings

30 Matthew Sweet Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I believe in nature instead of God. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I believe in nature instead of God.
I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then
The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him. Matthew Sweet Sayings: The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and
I'm not in for killing another man, defending my holy land, as if there's a god who would understand. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I'm not in for killing another man, defending my holy land, as if there's a
In a world that's ugly and a lie, it's hard to even want to try. Matthew Sweet Sayings: In a world that's ugly and a lie, it's hard to even want to try.
You know that they're not just into it for the moment, they really care about it and value it over time. Matthew Sweet Sayings: You know that they're not just into it for the moment, they really care about
He helped make Living Things even more crazy than I wanted it to be. He added old-fashioned piano and classical folk music - that weird otherworldly vibe - all these elements got onto the record. Matthew Sweet Sayings: He helped make Living Things even more crazy than I wanted it to be. He
I had no allusions of radio success. I just loved being in studios. I was having fun and in that sense I now feel a lot like I did when I did that record. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I had no allusions of radio success. I just loved being in studios. I was
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet Sayings: It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music
I only felt a cold wind blow while I tried to hang on to the past. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I only felt a cold wind blow while I tried to hang on to the
Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it's grown in every direction and is populated and modernized. I guess I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm not someone that thinks everything should stop growing. Matthew Sweet Sayings: Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it's
When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me. Matthew Sweet Sayings: When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people.
The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place. Matthew Sweet Sayings: The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the
When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had been sold and the music industry had changed a lot. I didn't understand how to make records for big labels. I was waiting for a new kind of record label to emerge. Matthew Sweet Sayings: When I did the record, I was coming off a time when my contract had
I wanted Kimi to be a Japanese record with a Japanese title. I wanted it to be for them. They appreciate things on a different level, and take their art very seriously - that's special if you're an artist. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I wanted Kimi to be a Japanese record with a Japanese title. I wanted it
Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life. Matthew Sweet Sayings: Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality
Creativity is much better when it's free. Someone can take it and sell it if that's what it needs, and from that standpoint, you have to have a label. If you could make your music and just give it away and somehow make a living - that would be the best scenario. Matthew Sweet Sayings: Creativity is much better when it's free. Someone can take it and sell it if
So it helped me to just let go of all my tensions and feelings about that world and say 'OK, this is for my fans in Japan. They'll be nice and get into it and have fun.' And it was the first record I made at my home studio. Matthew Sweet Sayings: So it helped me to just let go of all my tensions and feelings about
There are things that I value now that I didn't when I first went over there, like Zen Buddhism, which has become part of my life over the last couple years. Matthew Sweet Sayings: There are things that I value now that I didn't when I first went over
First off, I don't want anyone to think I'm this huge thing in Japan. Every group from here that's made any records over any length of time - even indie bands - have a Cheap Trick effect in Japan. Matthew Sweet Sayings: First off, I don't want anyone to think I'm this huge thing in Japan. Every
More labels should be like that. Instead of putting these records out myself, I should have just signed with them, but they probably don't like my music (laughs). Matthew Sweet Sayings: More labels should be like that. Instead of putting these records out myself, I should
They said, 'If we put you in first class with Brian, will you do it?' So I flew after not having flown in eight years. If there's one person who doesn't like flying as much as me, it's Brian. Matthew Sweet Sayings: They said, 'If we put you in first class with Brian, will you do it?'
He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play accordion, but I want you to play piano and organ on some stuff. He came over a couple times a week for two weeks and gave me therapy as to whether I should do The Thorns or not. Matthew Sweet Sayings: He wanted to play accordion on something of mine and I said you can play
My family lives there, so I come back sometimes between shows for a couple days. I get back a couple times a year. When I was 30 to 34 I was weirded out when I came back - you know, how your past gets away from you. It's grown so much. Matthew Sweet Sayings: My family lives there, so I come back sometimes between shows for a couple days.
I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It's not that I don't want success, but I now know I can have success at a lower level and make much more money doing it by myself. I make $6 or $7 bucks a record vs. nothing off those other records. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It's not that I don't want
They're not your words, but you're reciting the lines. Matthew Sweet Sayings: They're not your words, but you're reciting the lines.
You're laughing at everything that's bringing me down. Matthew Sweet Sayings: You're laughing at everything that's bringing me down.
It became a question of do I want to be on a label where it could take three years to put out a record instead of putting out three records over the same period of time on my own. Matthew Sweet Sayings: It became a question of do I want to be on a label where it
Wavering and burning like a golden lie. Matthew Sweet Sayings: Wavering and burning like a golden lie.
I figured if the plane goes down, I'll go with a great genius and will always have my name connected with his. Matthew Sweet Sayings: I figured if the plane goes down, I'll go with a great genius and will