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There are many things that people do happily that I can't imagine why they would do it... But I have to say that even though I am critical or judgmental of society at large, I'm not critical of people individually. We are who we are. Ian MacKaye#Society 71
Ian MacKaye#Society 71
I'm really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don't want endless tracks; I want less tracks. I want decisions to be made. Ian MacKaye#Computer 47
Ian MacKaye#Computer 47
I'm always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them. Ian MacKaye#Movies 47
Ian MacKaye#Movies 47
There are certainly good examples of incredibly brilliant, beautiful music that has been made commercially available and sold everywhere. But I would say that, for the most part, quantity certainly does not speak well for quality. Ian MacKaye#Music 46
Ian MacKaye#Music 46
I'm not a religious person, and I'm not too interested in being a part of a religion, but I do like having some sort of communal gathering, and having some sense of peoples. Ian MacKaye#Religion 40
Ian MacKaye#Religion 40
What I find interesting as a 40-year-old is the idea of trying to be a part of a pronounced, continuing independent culture. The basic tenet of America is that you rebel and then you get real. Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 35
Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 35
Major labels didn't start showing up really until they smelled money, and that's all they're ever going to be attracted to is money-that's the business they're in- making money. Ian MacKaye#Business 32
Ian MacKaye#Business 32
American business at this point is really about developing an idea, making it profitable, selling it while it's profitable and then getting out or diversifying. It's just about sucking everything up. Ian MacKaye#Business 32
I work so I don't need to make rent through my songs, and I think if more people engaged with music without needing it to provide for their welfare, you're not beholden to anyone. Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 21
Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 21
When children start to speak they find their own voice by imitating the sounds around them. It would follow that bands do the same. Bands will find their own voice at some point. Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 17
Ian MacKaye#Uncategorized 17
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