"Loving music had pushed all of us off the track- away from the normal pursuit of career, mate, and family, on an endless quest for that vibrating high, the plunge beyond time that comes only when you submerge yourself beneath the waterline of amplified sound. We were addicts, in a way, but also adept, enlightened by a noise most people considered no more than a pleasant distraction. What was left for us but to practice our art of listening?"
~Ann Powers, Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America
“It is my theory that rock and roll happens between fans and stars, rather than between listener and musician - that you have to be a screaming teenager, at least in your heart, to know what’s going on.”