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Kristin Hersh
August 7, 1966 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

I don't have the inclinations that other people seem to have as far as the business is concerned.


If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else, so they tend to raise the bar for me.


I would go to radio stations and they were supposed to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say, We're playing too many women right now, we can't play your record.


I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence.


MP3's are perfect.


Before you can make good music, you just have to shut up. Then the music can say what it has to say.


We need a day of the dead. That's a perfect celebration.


Nirvana was pop. You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative, but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and still get extensive radio play and media coverage.


My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn't do, except be unkind.


You have to follow every melodic line, every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth.


I felt like it was a great secret when I found out that I could be in my 30s.


The songs become the show, which is how it should be.


Most of the younger people I knew didn't seem to have a handle on things; they hadn't found their place, they didn't understand how the world works, they didn't understand how to treat other people, and they didn't know how to stop thinking about themselves.


I don't like the idea of famous people.


Popular music sucks so bad right now.


I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses, and then just keel over and die.


Good taste - that's all you really need when you're playing an instrument.


The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion.


We didn't really swallow much of the Jesus thing, but we got the vocab.


I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid? If they're such a bunch of idiots, why don't you show them good music instead? They're not going to know the difference.


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