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Born: 1961-12-16
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.

Tags: Death, Free, Life

If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.

Tags: Done, Good, Records

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.

Tags: Black, Taking, Television

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

Tags: Bitter, Cold, Mean

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.

Tags: Dream, Life, Ourselves

If you're so pro-life, do me a favour: don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.

Tags: Favour, Lock, Medical

I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.

Tags: Creative, Kick, Outsider

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.

Tags: Laughter, Love, Truth

It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.

Tags: Funny, Hurt, Someone

Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.

Tags: Beneath, Denial, Thanks

Children are smarter than any of us. Know how I know that? I don't know one child with a full time job and children.

Tags: Children, Job, Time

Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Next, Revolution

I'm a heavy smoker. I go through two lighters a day.

Tags: Heavy, Smoker

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.

Tags: Creative, Evolution

People in the United Kingdom and outside the United States share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn't share with itself.

Tags: America, Share, United

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.

Tags: Darkness, Lives, Tell

Women priests. Great, great. Now there's priests of both sexes I don't listen to.

Tags: Both, Great, Women

I don't do drugs anymore... than, say, the average touring funk band.

Tags: Anymore, Average, Band

I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me.

Tags: Mainstream

Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows.

Tags: Everybody, Great, Music

And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it.

Tags: Else, Happy, Someone

I'm not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now.

Tags: Heavy, Smoker

Ultimately, it is in fun. It is supposed to be highly entertaining.

Tags: Fun, Highly, Supposed

I don't dictate the solos and I don't dictate the vocal harmonies.

Tags: Dictate, Solos, Vocal

I don't think I'd want a revival. I'm not doing a tribute to myself.

Tags: Revival, Tribute

It's not about retro or modern, it's about this note or that note, which sounds better?

Tags: Modern, Retro, Sounds
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There's some pictures of me playing hollow bodies, but I never last long. I always come back to the acoustic.

Tags: Last, Pictures, Playing

There've been periods where I had to convince the audience or win them over.

Tags: Audience, Convince, Win

About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons. I'll bet that helped. I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me, which I don't do anymore, but they were good. And I don't smoke.

Tags: Girl, Good, Took

And it really is a good feeling to get up there and make that sound. I'm not stuck in a time warp, because I can use as many of the old songs as I want to, just the favorites.

Tags: Feeling, Good, Time

I guess my idea of a good audience is one that's quiet and listens, but also that's alive: they respond, they're getting the jokes, they're with me. And that' s been happening.

Tags: Getting, Good, Idea

I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing.

Tags: Girl, Guitar, Sometimes

I haven't been drinking for years now. Something's got to give. I don't mind that I'm a guy that's stopped drinking, though this interview is making me mighty thirsty.

Tags: Give, Making, Mind

I was always looking to record, but how much I actually pursued it was another thing. The major labels weren't that interested in me, and the smaller labels didn't have any money to do anything.

Tags: Another, Looking, Money

My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz.

Tags: Guitar, Light, Single

Right now, I'm thinking in terms of just having a good band, man. Having a good act for the stage. Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings, and future tunes, that kind of stuff.

Tags: Future, Good, Thinking

There's been a big buzz about the Charlatans in the last couple of years. I've heard the word Charlatans more in the last few years than I'd heard it for the previous 20 years. People would interview me for years and never even mention the Charlatans.

Tags: Big, Last, Word

Christendom appears clearly to me to be one of those trifling, insignificant arts, which has never been of any substantial advantage to mankind.

Tags: Advantage, Arts, Mankind
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