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Thurston Moore
July 25, 1958 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.


I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war. People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.


I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience.


I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them, which was very basic. All I wanted was drums and another guitar, and I was just going to sing.


Kids think of us as being totally over the hill.


A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way, although it is somewhat abstracted.


We're playing all these weird festivals, usually outdoors.


No one really gets rich doing this. A couple people do, Black Sabbath does. We don't sell any records anymore.


Most people can't tell now who wrote what. I like that blurring of identities within the band. because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related to other forms of historical poetry.


Whenever I can afford to do something, I do it.


I don't really care about, Oh I really have to sell these things.


Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making.


It's hard for bands to stick it out because people grow up, and it never really pays off. If you're looking for some sort of payoff, it's not gonna happen.


Each member does whatever they want with the song and it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it. It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely away from it being a solo song.


Rock'n'roll saved my soul.


I have to reign myself in a lot.


Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential, there are cases where people run away from that if they have parents who are really lame.


We never notate our music, so you can try to replicate it, but you don't really have it.


We're like old people now playing music. I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better. I used to feel kind of anxious. Now our apprenticeship is over.


I certainly don't sit around in the morning making pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.


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