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My top 20 memorable quotes from 2013

My top 20 memorable quotes from 2013
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Be careful what you say in an interview, for it may come back to haunt you in blog form. This year many national acts that came through the Twin Cities shared some stories with Gimme Noise about music, criticism, and hanging out with actors like Kristen Wiig.


Find out who said what in 20 memorable passages from this past year in this collection of notable quotes.

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Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara: "Tell your friend I still hate rehearsing, and I don't care what he says. Where is this person from? Mars? It's the worst!"

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Rufus Wainwright: "I've been hanging out a lot in Hollywood, and the other night I had dinner with Kristen Wiig. There's a lot of comedy stuff going on here. I might just get tripped up."

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Emily Haines of Metric: "I don't have some weird job; I just play rock 'n' roll for my life -- so it's my life."

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Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons: "When we did Jimmy Fallon, we had to perform to an empty studio. That was an interesting experience, to say the least, but I think it's important to know how to play to an empty room -- which we found out in our first few years."

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My top 20 memorable quotes from 2013
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Dan Wilson: "If we had a huge fight onstage, it might set the social networks alight."

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Zac Hanson of Hanson: "I wouldn't say ["MmmBop"] defines us. We're a band with a much deeper experience and culture."

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Taylor York of Paramore: "I'm just trying to be a good person and a good brother and son and a good friend. That's what I really do outside of music. I wish I was more proud of this other non-musical person [laughs], but that's what I'm working on."

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Aimee Mann: "The business is so unpredictable, and people don't really buy records in the same way they used to, so I feel like you might as well follow what is interesting and what's fun at the time -- especially fun. Life's too short."

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Josiah Johnson of The Head and the Heart: "Our first album sounded like a bunch of kids in a room."

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My top 20 memorable quotes from 2013
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Mason Jennings: "It's been a long journey of trying to get better at being a better singer."

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Eric Hutchinson on Sue McLean: "She had an independent spirit, and I loved doing shows with her. Even when she couldn't be at the show, there'd always be a bottle of champagne or flowers waiting for me backstage after the show."

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