Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Some Quotations To While Away The Seconds

"Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used right now. It's just too much. It's pollution." - Bob Dylan

"Rock music is so much fun. That's what it's all about...filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows." - Jimi Hendrix

"I'm shy, yeah. There's a huge industry at the moment of celebrity and it's really evolved over the last ten or fifteen years, and although I'm somebody that's in the public eye from time to time, I don't play that game too much. I don't like it because I find it very superficial. I just like to make music and I like to sing. I don't really hang out." - Annie Lennox

"I'm starting to feel like so much of rock music is derivative and boring." - Mary Timony

"If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, say 'pop'. Don't say 'rock and roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel." - Buddy Holly

"It's boring to be seventy. I don't want to be there. I'll be dead and gone. I don't have any aspirations to be seventy." - Freddie Mercury

"Rock and roll is a nuclear blast in a mundane world where no one is allowed to be magnificent." - Kim Fowley

"A missive to all you metal bands: The world is totally over the rock thing. Rock is deader than it's ever been." - Billy Corgan

"Most of the people I admire...they usually smell funny and they don't get out much. It's true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling very well." - Tom Waits