Wilco's Jeff Tweedy talks to the Denver Post. "The mythologizing that goes on around this band is disproportionate to the amount of commercial success we've had."
The Japan Times interviews musician M. Ward. "If I had to pick one song that made me want to learn the guitar, it was 'Julia' from the [Beatles'] White Album, because of the sound of the guitar. At the same time I was also discovering Sonic Youth, which made me want to buy an electric guitar. It never ceased to amaze me that that those two very different sounds came from the same instrument."
PJ Harvey talks about her latest album, Uh Huh Her. "I read and studied quite a lot of Russian folk music before I wrote Uh Huh Her. It's very much rooted in that tradition, as well as English folk music and Scottish folk music and Irish folk music. I've been very interested in all of that. Because as I've been looking for justification in the work I'm doing, I've been looking back to where music came from. ... It's such a strength for me, and a unifying thing."
Nick Cave talks to the Sunday Herald. "I kind of figure that I work in rockíníroll music and I think itís part of my job is to act irresponsibly. Thatís what rockíníroll was invented for, itís supposed to upset people, what other use does it have?"Posted by david on October 31, 2004