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And I don't expect anyone can bring about a revolution in the way that Bob Dylan did - and really didn't - in the 1960s.
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Because the casual music listeners are the ones who turn on the radio and they don't really care what's playing, they just know that they kinda like it or it's easy to drive to or it's easy to sing along to or whatever.
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But I think it's a really exciting time for art and for music right now. I would challenge anyone who says that it's not.
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But I think the one thing that I can say about us is that we're very consistent about certain things and part of that is our desire to do the very best work that we can and not rest on our laurels, or not allow formula to come into what we do.
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But we're very much an American band and that's that. I think that's part of the appeal outside of this country and it might be part of the reason people turned away from us within this country, because familiarity breeds contempt.
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But, people also have to understand that just because you're well known, doesn't mean you don't have bad moods.
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I really wanted to be on Six Feet Under as a corpse. That would be hysterical.
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I think there were early critics who wanted us to change the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
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I went through a period where I was really tired of seeing and reading about myself.
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I'm just not that fascinating a person to have had all those lives that I've written about.
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I'm not homosexual, I'm not hetrosexual, I'm just sexual.
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I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses, the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
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I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.
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If I'm tired of me, I'm sure the public is as well.
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If you disagree with me, fine! Because that's the great thing about America, we can disagree!
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Like, the kind of arrogance that some of the policy makers and world leaders are carrying with them right now is, I think, reflective of the very worst of the United States. It's that teenage arrogance, as a young country, the know-it-all kind of thing. That makes me crazy.
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My feeling is that labels are for canned food... I am what I am - and I know what I am.
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My iPod that was programmed by Peter Buck. It has 7,000 songs hand-picked for me by him.
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Never eat broccoli when there are cameras around.
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On planes I always cry. Something about altitude, the lack of oxygen and the bad movies. I cried over a St. Bernard movie once on a plane. That was really embarrassing.
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Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god, and so he decided to teach himself other instruments. Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.
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So, in the beginning we were very much an Athens band. As we traveled, not only did we become super politicized just from seeing the world and our own country from a very different perspective, but we also grew and gathered more and more worldliness to the point where we became a Georgia band.
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So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's part of the beauty of Athens: is that it's so off the map and there's no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
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So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we're kind of an international phenomenon.
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So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music, it's just the thing that's playing in the background that helps them through their day.
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Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It's equally humbling and uplifting.
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Super casual music listeners. That's most of the people in the world. And you have to understand, that's why Top 40 radio exists. It's not there for people who seek out music and who love music.
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There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian, and then I think there are a lot of people who are kind of some percentage or some version of that.
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There was a point in the '80s when I looked out at my audience and I saw people that - were I not on the stage - they'd sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk. And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
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There was never a golden era of American radio as far as I can tell.
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They always want me to play myself and that's a big snooze.
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We made part of the record in Miami, and I would go down to the beach, and not 20 feet from the water I see a fish that is at least seven feet long swimming close to the shore. I did not go back in the ocean the entire month.
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We peaked out and we're holding solid somewhere near the top of the graph. We're in a really good way right now.
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We toured that record for a year, which turned out to be the culmination of ten years of being constantly on the road. We were sick to death of touring.
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We're absolutely American and distinctly so, I think. That's part of what people respond to outside of this country, part of the reason that we're such a huge band outside of the U.S., where we're not so popular now as we were 10 or 12 years ago.
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We're trying to change the set around but, again - a curse and a blessing - there are so many songs that everyone loves to hear every night.
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We've been doing promo for the better part of five years and I'm not sure that I have anything really new to say.
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When I get really hammered I take my clothes off. That's a sure sign. It's been a long time since the last time I did that. Probably a year.
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When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.
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When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes. Keep your money in your shoes.
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You have to realize there are monumental pressures to being a media figure that people don't really understand. It's not wise and it's not good to gripe about them publicly, and I kind of find that personally offensive as well. But, you have to understand that we're just people like everyone else.
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Michael Stipe Events

2011 Can-Do Awards Gala Dinner at Pier Sixty - Arrivals

2011-04-07

'Objects of Life' opening reception at Robert Miller Gallery

2009-01-06

A special screening of 'A Single Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Bing

2009-12-06

"The International" New York Premiere - Arrivals

2009-02-09

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