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Evan Dando
March 4, 1967 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

But ya have to make videos in the States. Usually ours just look too serious. We haven't got it together.


I was hanging out with Jonathan Richman last night.


I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.


I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again.


I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them.


Basically, between 1989 and 1994, I hadn't taken a vacation.


When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later.


My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content.


It's better when you have your wife with you, more fun.


When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly - constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour. It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.


I don't like alcohol, but I still like to mess around with other stuff occasionally. I think it's important I take mushrooms and acid. They're certainly not addictive, so I can't rule that out.


Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle.


I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have it be fun so I decided to stop. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record, I was just kinda quitting.


CDs, too. Totally corporate. They look real cheap and soulless and they don't smell of anything.


Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?


I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure.


But Sneaky Pete was great. I didn't bug him about Gram. Not too much, anyway.


Some of our stuff ends up looking too corporate. I'm going to be a lot stricter from now on.


When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of 'em.


For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead.


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