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Melissa Auf Der Maur Quotes
Melissa Auf Der Maur Quotes
"A lot of the songs on my album come from my dreams." "All my friends are either people I've toured with, been in bands with, or have been huge influences on me." "Anchorman was funny, I guess, but I thought it was a little too silly." "And because I went from playing in a tiny band in Canada that did seven shows ever, to joining Hole, I never experienced that in-between thing; that growing that happens with music." "And I'm proud to say that I've matured enough to at least be able to function on a day-to-day basis." "As soon as I became old enough to make my dreams my reality, I became a firm believer that the subconscious and the world outside of our flesh and blood is essentially the truth." "Before the record, my dreams were fantastic." "But again, I'm all up for different. I don't need to do the same thing every time." "But everything you do in life has a downside." "But with Hole, I joined the band right after Live Through This was made." "But, simultaneous to my life here in North America, I have this bizarre success in France." "I am for sure a redhead and there aren't that many of us out there in music." "I can maintain an okay diet, I learned how to use a cell phone, I sorta know how to use a computer." "I do feel lucky that I signed with a label that has been nothing but supportive of my creative vision." "I don't like to be afraid. I'm afraid every day, all the time." "I don't want a record company, but I need one, unfortunately." "I get so into playing the bass. The only time I ever feel the same way is when I'm having sex; it's the epitome of unifying with something." "I grew up in Montreal and went to French school." "I had the songs, and I knew what I wanted them to sound like, so I picked the right drummer for the right song, and the right guitarists for any additional guitar parts." "I had this dream in 1991 about three-dimensional sound. Aliens came down and basically helped us mere humans discover the power of sound. And the sound of Kyuss was in that dream! I woke up from that dream, and committed my life to rock music." "I hate horror movies." "I have no opinion on snakes." "I just feel like, after ten years of education and learning from being in the business, I can use my experience and make the most of this struggle." "I know that my grandmother hated snakes so much that when we were watching TV and a snake came on she would scream in terror." "I like to talk and listen to people's problems." "I love big budgeted, epic rock landscapes. That's what turns me on." "I made money. What am I gonna invest in? Stocks? No. I'm going to invest in music." "I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth, atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces." "I mean, the way I see it is, every penny I've ever made through music is free money." "I never grew up thinking I could make a living playing music, you know?" "I sold my life to Capitol Records; it sucks." "I was 22 years old, so you're supposed to live, and the more extreme your environment, the faster you grow." "I was this slightly alien-fetished Kyuss fan in Canada." "I went to horseback riding camp. That's where I discovered Motley Crue and acid. My horse fantasies are combined with Motley Crue and hallucinogenics." "I wrote two songs on the record with my first band member, Steve Durand." "I'll stick to the touring for a while before I crossover TV." "I'm about getting the music out there in as many different ways as possible." "I'm just trying to be myself, and tell you how much I love music, or what I think about love or beauty." "I'm lucky enough to be able to ask my label for a tour bus, because I work 24 hours a day, and could never drive the van. But, we don't get hotels, so I live in the bus." "I'm pretty good at keeping my friendships." "I've been playing rock music for ten years of my life, but this is my first album." "I've made a life and career as a professional musician." "If I had more freedom in my life, I would have started my own label and then done it myself." "If I have the freedom to live in that sort of creative utopia, where I can do whatever, wherever, with whomever, then I'm gonna do it." "In fact, I do think a video game just picked up one of my songs." "Music is my love." "My mother is an American who fell in love with the French language when she went to university in Montreal." "My stepfather, who is her second husband, is a French professor, and he came into the family with two sons." "Oh, I totally know French." "So, there's only so much you can do with a rock video." "Sure, give me an adventure and I'll ride it." "The intentions of record companies are not good, from the musician's perspective." "The most important thing was that the foundation of this project - Auf Der Maur - was that spirit of purity. I mean, of course it's a battle. Art and commerce sucks!" "There could be a ghost above my head right now as I talk to you." "There will always be compromises." "This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads, our flesh and blood existence, it's all very temporary." "Through the magic of Pro Tools, however, I could make a big sounding rock record for cheap! And that's how I'll forever do it from here on out." "Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV, and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy, so I compare everything to that." "Well, I never recorded with the Pumpkins. I only came on to help with the touring to support their last record." "When I came to the label with my record, there was no option for them to mold me or shape me." "When I was ten or eleven, I used to tell my schoolmates' fortunes in M&M's at recess. And I completely believe I had access to psychic powers!" "Whether I'm talking to you on the phone, or talking to my mother on the phone, basically, I'm just this honest person." "Yeah, technology is our friend." "Yes, I am a traditional young girl." "I get so into it. The only time I ever feel the same way is when I'm having sex; it's the epitome of unifying with something. [on playing bass]"