Alex Kapranos's Quotes
Biography of Alex Kapranos
The best songwriting comes from being as creative as you can and editing it down to the good bits, essentially.Tags: Best, Creative, Good
There's a character that I play onstage, and I can't let him loose in the supermarket when I'm buying my beans on toast.Tags: Buying, Character, Him
Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.Tags: Characters, Wind, Working
You can only begin to be great when you embrace a sense of your own ridiculousness.Tags: Begin, Great, Sense
You really only understand whether a song's good or not when you properly play it out in public for the first time.Tags: Good, Time, Understand
Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.Tags: Impossible, Tell, Trying
Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.Tags: Good, Life, Music
Glasgow's not a media center. When you're there, when you're hanging about, you feel quite detached from musical movements or fashions or anything like that. You do feel quite alone, in a good way.Tags: Alone, Good, Quite
I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'Tags: Music, Side, Somebody
Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own.Tags: Feeling, Idea, Single
Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.Tags: Feels, Rejected, Snobbery
No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.Tags: Create, Matter, Trying
It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.Tags: Away, Food, Lazy
Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.Tags: Off, Small, Talk
A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.Tags: Bands, Enthusiasm, Playing
A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.Tags: Criticism, Food, Write
Ambition is sneered at by some bands. It seems like a pretty good thing to me.Tags: Ambition, Good, Pretty
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Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.Tags: Discovered, Shop, Student
Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.Tags: Big, Done, Sick
I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.Tags: Music, Put, Time
I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.Tags: Blood, Dance, Music
I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.Tags: Authority, Food, Write
Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.Tags: Died, Line, Musicians
If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.Tags: Fan, Meet, Someone
If success had come along when I was 17 it would either have killed me or sent me completely mad.Tags: Either, Mad, Success
It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be, you've still got to contain your identity.Tags: Contain, Identity, Matter