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"We committed the unpardonable error of playing to the thinkers rather than the drinkers" - Nick Cave, 1981, on The Boys Next Door, precursor group to The Birthday Party
"Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence." - William Blake
“For a few years after learning music, I did not sing, I only listened; I heard a lot of music of different kinds. This is an education which is as important as practicing music. The singer has to be a great thief. From each person take the best to create your own style.” - Bhimsen Joshi 1997
"There is nothing more musical  than a sunset" -    Claude Debussy
"Green eyed soul consumed with envy for another time" - David Toop
"Fame is finally only the sum total of all the misunderstandings that can gather around a new name" --Rilke