September 30, 2003

Switchfoot's Jon Foreman Owes U2

(Filed under: Off-beat)

"I handed him forty dollars and told him, 'This is for sneaking into your show in London.'"

-Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman on his interaction with U2's Bono. Switchfoot albums include The Beautiful Letdown, Learning to Breathe, New Way To Be Human, The Legend of Chin and The Early Years: 1997-2000, which collects their first three albums. The Live in San Diego DVD is also available. (Source: RollingStone, September 24, 2004)

Other Switchfoot Quotables:
Tim Foreman on Christian Music
Jon Foreman on the Music Biz
Jon Foreman: I'm Not a Religious Salesman
Jon Foreman on "Dare You To Move"

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September 29, 2003

Amy Lee on Mechanical Pop Robots

(Filed under: Artistry)

"Britney Spears doesn't rock. She's a mechanical pop robot, OK? Basically she's a puppet. Although Britney Spears isn't as bad as Christina Aguilera when it comes to showing skin ... Christina shows a lot more. They both seem to be competing with each other ... It doesn't offend me. It's just tragic. It's really sad. ... Don't feel like you have to sell sex just to get people to listen to you."

-Amy Lee, lead singer of Evanescence. (Source: Steppin' Out, via Relevantmagazine.com, September 28, 2003)

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September 25, 2003

Dave Matthews on the Demise of the Recording Industry

(Filed under: Business)

"I make my living from playing live, so if the whole record industry went pffft and landed on its face, I'd still be able to go out there and sing like the Lollipop Guild and hope someone throws a dollar in my hat."

-Dave Matthews, who recently released his solo album, Some Devil, responding to the threat of illegal digital downloads facing the music industry. (Source: Entertainment Weekly, September 26, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:50 PM

Dave Matthews on Hanging Children By Their Legs

(Filed under: Family)

"My wife went down there [Costa Rica] and left me with our twins. I was fine, they did fine, they behaved. Then she came back and they started misbehaving directly -- waah! -- as soon as she walked in the door. They behave for me because I hang them upside down by their legs."

-Dave Matthews, who recently released his solo album, Some Devil. (Source: Entertainment Weekly, September 26, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:47 PM

P.O.D.'s Jason Truby on Shaping Lives

(Filed under: Responsibility)

"The opportunity to influence anyone's life for the better is a great responsibility."

-P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who will make his first appearance on P.O.D's next album, Payable On Death. Other P.O.D. albums include Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Teen People, October 2003)

Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Wuv on Positive Music
Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel
Sonny Sandoval on Success
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring

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P.O.D.'s Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring

(Filed under: Artistry)

"Our stuff is always gonna be inspiring. If P.O.D's having a bad day, we're not gonna come in and write sad songs. It's not how we are."

-P.O.D. bassist Traa Daniels talking about their upcoming album, Payable On Death. Other P.O.D. albums include Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Teen People, October 2003)

Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Wuv on Positive Music
Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel
Sonny Sandoval on Success
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Jason Truby on Shaping Lives

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Hilary Duff on Real Role Models

(Filed under: Celebrity)

"I want to encourage kids ... to look up to people who have changed the world. We've never changed the world. Look at astronauts or doctors or Nelson Mandela."

-Hilary Duff, who played Lizzie McGuire and recently released her first CD, Metamorphosis. (Source: Teen People, October 2003)

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Alexandra Govere and the Kijuana Project

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"I feel good knowing I've made a difference in somebody's life."

-Sixteen-year-old Alexandra Govere who started the Kijuana Project to fight AIDS in her Zimbabwe village. (Source: ElleGirl, September/October 2003)

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Alexandra Nechita on Being a Rebel

(Filed under: Artistry)

"Being a rebel is about making an impact and making people do a double take."

-Eighteen-year-old artist Alexandra Nechita who released the book Outside the Lines in 1996 and was recently featured on passageway.org. (Source: ElleGirl, September/October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:23 PM

Moby's Heroes

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"My heroes in art, literature, music and politics made a virtue out of being different. That made my being different a lot easier to bear."

-Moby (Source: ElleGirl, September/October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:20 PM

Brody Armstrong on Being Crucified

(Filed under: Artistry)

"It's already happening. But the difference with me is that I'm a survivor. I won't be crucified. I decided a long time ago that I could achieve my vision. The weak are crushed. The weak are killed. I'm not one of them."

-Brody Armstrong, lead singer of the Distillers, on people reading into their latest album's cover art, which depicts a nude woman being crucified with blood gushing from her side. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

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September 23, 2003

Bob Hartman on the Grammy's

(Filed under: Celebrity)

"They make great bookends. I was happy to get the fourth one."

-Petra guitarist Bob Hartman, on Grammy Awards. While Petra has won four Grammy's, they admit that those who vote for the Grammy Awards don't know much about Christian music, so the awards are more a result of name recognition. Petra recently released Jekyll & Hyde, marking more than 30 years in the music industry. (Source: CCM, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:26 PM

Zach Lind on the David Crowder Band

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"David Crowder Band is at the top of that list because they are honest and real in their passion for worshiping God. Their music really encourages me to move over and let God come down."

-Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, who produced "How Great" from the David Crowder Band's latest album, Illuminate. (Source: CCM, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:18 PM

Robert Randolph on Making a Difference

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"A lot of people who grow up in church don't take those teachings with them when they go outside. We can help somebody else get through rough times just through what we've been taught about God. Especially being a young African-American musician, I see so many of my own brothers and sisters not trying to deliver a good message in a world today. All these people have all these talents and have nothing good to say about life. If I don't sell a million records, but if we help people move toward being a better person in life and lean more toward believing in God, that will mean a lot."

-Robert Randolph, who along with his Family Band are crossing over in reverse, from mainstream to Christian music. Their latest album, Unchained, came out last month. (Source: CCM, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:11 PM

Shaun Groves on Not Having it Together

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"It's about being torn between -- I hate to say this because it sounds so churchy -- the old [human] nature and the new [godly] nature. I just prefer to say the midnight and the dawn. I want people to understand that it's OK. Let's not be in denial of that anymore because we are destroying people's faith by saying you've got to have it all together. That denies the whole story of the gospel. Christ came to give me eternal life and abundant life now, but what abundant life looks like may not be what you think. It could be a war every day of your life."

-Shaun Groves, who recently released his second album, Twilight. (Source: CCM, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 1:03 PM

Leigh Nash on the Music Business

(Filed under: Business)

"Down the road, you realize that it's impossible to [ignore the business side of music] if you have a brain, any desires in life, or you want to make a living. It is unfortunate that the business and the creative sides should ever cross paths. But they're forced to. The business side of things dumbs down the creative process. It puts strain on it and makes it into something unnatural and forced. That has become something that's been unavoidable and very disappointing."

-Leigh Nash, lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer, describing the clash of the creative and business sides of the music industry. (Source: Christianity Today, August 28, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 12:56 PM

September 22, 2003

Bill Janklow on Effectiveness

(Filed under: Crime)

"I want to be effective in office. I want to be appropriate in whatever I do. ... If I was ineffective, I'd quit today."

-South Dakota Representative Bill Janklow on whether or not he'll resign in the face of manslaughter and misdemeanor charges for speeding and running a stop sign, which caused a collision that killed one person. (Source: Star Tribune, September 22, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 6:24 PM

MxPx's Mike Herrera on Respect

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"We're not here to preach. We respect people for what they believe. Most bands in the music scene we're in are anti-religion and I understand that. But some people actually hate us. Grow up!"

-Mike Herrera, of MxPx, responding in 2000 to criticism about the band's Christian beliefs. MxPx just released their latest album, Before Everything and After. (Source: ReALMagazine.com, July 4, 2000)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 4:11 PM

R. Kelly on God

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"My mama always told me that the higher you go, you're going to pay a price. And you've got to believe that God's got your back."

-R. Kelly, who faces trial later this year on 21 counts of child pornography. If convicted, Kelly could face a lifetime of jail as the most infamous sex offender in the U.S. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 4:06 PM

R. Kelly on Osama Bin Laden

(Filed under: Crime)

"Osama Bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I'm going through."

-Infamous R&B star R. Kelly, who scored a Grammy with "I Believe I Can Fly" in 1996, and is currently facing 21 counts of child pornography. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 4:01 PM

Bonnie McKee on Marital Infidelity

(Filed under: Sexuality)

"Cheating is bad. That's a big mistake I've made, and I've really hurt people. I've never lied about it, though. I've always been honest."

-18-year-old Bonnie McKee, self-proclaimed sex-pot and pop-star-to-be, about cheating on her husband. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

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Katy Rose on Catholicism

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"Catholicism is complete and utter bullsh*t, and if that offends people, oh well."

-Katy Rose, angst-ridden teen rocker of the Avril Lavigne variety, whose album Because I Can releases in January 2004. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:47 AM

Dave Matthews on Peace

(Filed under: Politics)

"That peace is the most important thing. And in that, I think love is included. Above all things, it's the most righteous. Not war for peace, not guns or bombs for peace. Peace itself, a natural state."

-Dave Matthews, who releases his solo album Some Devil tomorrow, on what he'd like to pass on to his daughters from his Quaker upbringing. (Source: Blender, October, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:43 AM

Bill Murray on New Beginnings

(Filed under: Family)

"People only talk about what a joyous experience it is, but there is terror: Your life, as you know it, is over. It's over the day that child is born. It's over, and something completely new starts."

-Bill Murray, star of such comedy classics as Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and The Man Who Knew Too Little. (Source: RollingStone, October 2, 2002)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:37 AM

September 21, 2003

James Gandolfini on Thbbbt!

(Filed under: Family)

"To my son, Michael, I promised I would do this: Thbbbt!"

-Sopranos star James Gandolfini, during his acceptance speech at the 2003 Emmys. (Source: Fox, September 21, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:12 PM

Britney Spears' Crotch

(Filed under: Appearance)

"I'm not gonna come out on this record and show my crotch or anything. That's not me. I would never do anything like that. It's all in the way you do stuff, all in the way you carry things. The music is most important to me."

-Britney Spears, despite her topless RollingStone cover, and revealing inside photos. Then again, Britney's never been one for consistancy. (Source: RollingStone, October 2, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:08 PM

Britney Spears on Taste

(Filed under: Appearance)

"I think every photo shoot I've done has been tasteful. I'll never be a vamp-vixen-sex goddess."

-Britney Spears, of Oops, I Did It Again fame, despite her topless RollingStone cover, among others. (Source: RollingStone, October 2, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:57 PM

September 18, 2003

Beyonce Knowles on "Bootylicious"

(Filed under: Appearance)

"It's really silly. I wrote a song called 'Bootylicious,' maybe three years ago. And now the word is in the dictionary. To be honest, I hate the word. ... I'm glad I wrote it. It's a fun song. It's just a word, like someone is feeling confident. I wrote it because I was gaining weight, and I felt like for all the people that feel like I do right now, I'm going to write this song and make people proud of their curves. But now everywhere I go, everybody is saying, 'booty-this' and 'booty-that' and it's really irritating."

-Beyonce Knowles, recent solo artist and member of Destiny's Child. (Source: Reuters, September 18, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 12:54 PM

September 16, 2003

Smallville Producer on the Christ Story

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"It's the Christ story for an American audience, with a lot of action."

-"Smallville" producer Alfred Gough (Source: USA Today, September 14, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:14 PM

Queer Eye Fashion Guy on God's Work

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"We're doing the Lord's work. I'm here to be His servant."

-Carson Kressley, the flamboyant fashion guru from the hit summer series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." (Source: MSN Entertainment)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:12 AM

Moby on the RIAA

(Filed under: Technology)

"Record companies sueing 12-year-old girls for file-sharing is kind of like horse and buggy operators sueing Henry Ford."

-Moby (Source: Moby.com, September 10, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:10 AM

September 15, 2003

Larry the Cucumber vs. SpongeBob SquarePants

(Filed under: Off-beat)

"I know you love us both the same, but who do you think is funnier, me, or SpongeBob SquarePants?"

-Larry the Cucumber, who starred in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, when asked what he would say if he had five minutes with Jesus. (Source: The Dallas Morning News, September 5, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:33 AM | Comments (1)

September 12, 2003

Trent Reznor on Johnny Cash's "Hurt"

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"By the end I was really on the verge of tears. At the end of it, there was just dead silence. There was, like, this moist clearing of our throats and then, 'Uh, okay, let's get some coffee."

-Trent Reznor, describing his reaction to watching Johnny Cash's video of the song "Hurt," (or watch the 9 MB Quicktime version here) originally written and performed by Reznor's Nine Inch Nails. "Hurt" appeared on the America IV: The Man Comes Around album. (Source: Quoted in Spiritual Journeys: How Faith Has Influenced 12 Music Icons)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:15 AM

Johnny Cash on Death

(Filed under: Life & Death)

"Oh, I expect my life to end pretty soon. You know, I'm 71 years old. I have great faith, though. I have unshakeable faith."

-The late Johnny Cash, speaking in August 2003, one month before he died. (Source: MTV.com, August 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:34 AM

Johnny Cash on Regrets

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"I used to [have regrets]. But I forgave myself. When God forgave me, I figured I'd better do it, too."

-The late Johnny Cash. (Source: MTV.com, August 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:33 AM

Bono on Johnny Cash

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"Locusts and honey ... not since John The Baptist has there been a voice like that crying in the wilderness. ... Every man knows he is a sissy compared to Johnny Cash."

-Bono's tribute to Johnny Cash, who died today, in the liner notes of the 2002 release The Essential Johnny Cash. Cash collaborated with U2 in the song "The Wanderer" from 1993's Zooropa. (Source: CNN, February 26, 2002)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:28 AM

Johnny Cash on Criticism

(Filed under: Artistry)

"Ignore it. Do what you do. You can't let people delegate to you what you should do when it's coming from way in here [taps heart]. I wouldn't let anybody influence me into thinking I was doing the wrong thing by singing about death, hell and drugs. Cause I've always done that. And I always will."

-Johnny Cash, who died today, giving advice to rappers criticized for focusing on death and violence. (Source: MTV.com, August 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:20 AM

Chris Cornell on Johnny Cash

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"Johnny Cash is what a country like this needs, which is a soul. He is someone that is the soul of America and in this day and age we really need more people like him, though I don't think there's ever gonna be anybody like him."

-Soundgarden/Audioslave front man Chris Cornell. (Source: MTV.com, September 12, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:11 AM

Bono on Johnny Cash

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"Nothing is as macho as Johnny Cash's voice. A real threat you will not find in a 22-year-old. You just won't. You can dress him up in leather pants, you can have him throw his TV out the hotel window. He can roar in front of all manner of white noise, but there's no real threat when you're a teenager, when you're in your 20s or when you're [in your] 30s. The real sh-t, or what they say in New Orleans, the other kind of sh-t, comes from the perspective of being in the trenches and having been around a while. All the blues guys had it. Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King. Johnny Cash has that and the voice of authority for me."

-Bono, describing one of the most recognizable voices in music, the late Johnny Cash. Cash collaborated with U2 in the song "The Wanderer" from 1993's Zooropa. (Source: MTV.com, September 12, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:00 AM

Billy Graham on Johnny Cash

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"I've never met a man who combined spiritual depth, musical ability, and international fame with such grace, charm, and humility as Johnny."

-Billy Graham, describing the late Johnny Cash who died today. (Source: Cash by Johnny Cash, 1997)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 9:46 AM

September 10, 2003

Nicolas Cage on Happiness

(Filed under: Materialism)

"I have realized that material possessions don't really bring that much happiness. I'm not suggesting that money doesn't help, because it does. It's certainly better than wondering where your next meal is going to be. But, at the same time, if you're wondering where your next meal is coming from, you're not thinking about when you're going to die."

-Nicolas Cage, who's starred in the recent Adaptation and the classic Raising Arizona. (Source: Fade In, Vol. VII, No. 2)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:52 AM

Hilary Duff on Creative Integrity

(Filed under: Artistry)

"I actually didn't want to have control of the writing on my first album. To write, you have to have time to connect with yourself. I don't have that time right now, because I'm so busy."

-Hilary Duff, who played Lizzie McGuire and recently released her Metamorphosis album. (Source: Rolling Stone, September 18, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:46 AM

Beyonce Knowles Doesn't Talk About Sex

(Filed under: Sexuality)

"I've never talked about my sexual experiences. Or any lack of. Or anything. Because I just don't. And I never have because that's private."

-Beyonce Knowles, denying that she's ever spoken out in favor of abstience, or ever talked about her sexual experiences in general. Oddly, she spoke with SkyNews on August 28, 2003 about her sex life, heartily agreeing that it messes up her vibe when one of her own songs come on the radio while she's having sex. (Source: Relevantmagazine.com, September 10, 2003; Quotables, August 28, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:41 AM

Charlie Daniels on Mugwumps

(Filed under: Politics)

"You bunch of pitiful, hypocritical, idiotic, spoiled mugwumps. Get your head out of the sand and smell the Twin Towers."

-Country musician Charlie Daniels bashing leftwing entertainers in his new book, Ain't No Rag: Freedom, Family and the Flag. (Source: Rolling Stone, September 18, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:34 AM

Jack White on Detroit

(Filed under: Place)

"It's just a pathetic city."

-Jack White, of the White Stripes, talking about his hometown of Detroit. (Source: Rolling Stone, September 18, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 11:30 AM

September 8, 2003

John Mayer on Being a Rock Star

(Filed under: Celebrity)

"I don't want the person that I meet someday to buy into that. I don't want the love of my life to grill me for the first three weeks that I'm with her, saying, 'You do this to all the girls.' There's nothing worse than that. Thanks Kid Rock. Thank you very much. Because now every girl I want to meet sees the rock star as the guy guzzling the beer with a bunch of hats. And I don't wear hats and I don't guzzle beer. I get on the bus. I check e-mail, put on some dry undies and watch Old School again."

-John Mayer, whose new album Heavier Things comes out tomorrow, lamenting about how the on-the-road, rock star life makes having a relationship difficult. (Source: MTV.com, September 5, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 10:03 AM

In-Depth with Britney Spears

(Filed under: Off-beat)

"'Touch of My Hand' is about, you know, touch of my hand."

-Britney Spears, sparing no detail as she describes one of the songs from her upcoming album. (Source: MTV.com, September 5, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 9:58 AM

Chris Carrabba on Selling Out

(Filed under: Artistry)

"If we lose fans because kids just genuinely don't like the record I made, if that's the case, I'm sorry to see you go, but that's a real honorable way to turn your back on a band. I can understand if I didn't come through for you personally, if you prefer the other records. I'm sorry that you didn't like it. I like it. It's what I needed to do. I could not be prouder of this record. And if you hate it solely because it's popular, then that's not my problem."

-Dashboard Confessional lead-singer Chris Carrabba responding to long-time fans put off by the sudden popularity of their new album, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. Other Dashboard Confessional albums include The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, Swiss Army Romance and MTV Unplugged. (Source: Spin, October 2003)

Other Dashboard Confessional Quotables:
Chris Carrabba's Vindication
Chris Carrabba on Celebrity
Jason Gleason on Chris Carrabba

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Ian McKellen on Being a Kid

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"For old actors, just remember that inside you're only 14. Acting is for kids. It's only kids who really know how to act. You poor old grown-ups, you've forgotten how to do what kids know automatically."

-Sixty-four-year-old Ian McKellen, who starred in The Two Towers and X2, giving advice to older actors. (Source: CNN, September 6, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:48 AM

September 7, 2003

Tim Delaughter on His Church

(Filed under: Inspiration)

"You see in asphalt roads sometimes, a patch of grass growing, and cars are driving over it daily. Yet the grash flourishes and does what it's gotta do. To me, that's kind of a good church lesson. I love interacting with this band and all the things it's bringing us -- this may be my church."

-Tim Delaughter, leader of the 20+ member band, The Polyphonic Spree. (Source: Spin, October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 9:42 PM

Brittany Murphy on Her Mom's Battle with Cancer

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"I learned a lot about medical stuff, and faith, and the power of prayer, and a lot about how strong my mom is. She's the strongest person I've ever met. ... I don't know what I would be like if I hadn't gone through that. I thank God for it. Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them."

-Brittany Murphy, who starred in 8 Mile with Eminem, talking about her mom's struggle with cancer. (Source: Seventeen, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 9:32 PM

Mmm... Chocolate Jesus

(Filed under: Off-beat)

"I just don't think that you should eat anything that's Jesus. It's okay to eat the cross as long as God is not on it."

-Liz Samuel, an employee outraged that the store she works for is selling chocolate statues of Jesus. (Source: Relevant, September/October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 5:36 PM

Jim Carrey on God

(Filed under: Spirituality)

"I don't know what God is, but I know that he's at least an energy that rules all and walks the earth ... I'm not a Bible-thumper, but I do believe that the Force is with us."

-Jim Carrey, star of Bruce Almighty. (Source: Relevant, September/October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 5:33 PM

Bono on Making a Statement

(Filed under: Celebrity)

"Everything I say becomes some sort of statement, something of vast importance. I could go on stage, unzip my pants, and hang my dick out and people would think it was some statement about something."

-Bono talking about what's it like to be Bono. (Source: Spin, January 1, 1989, reprinted in The U2 Reader)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 5:29 PM

September 5, 2003

Hilary Duff: Revealing Boobs and Butts Not Necessary

(Filed under: Appearance)

"My clothing line is edgy without showing off your boobs and your butt. You don't have to take your clothes off to look more adult or sexy or beautiful."

-Hilary Duff, who played Lizzie McGuire and recently branched into the music business with her Metamorphosis album. (Source: YM, October 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 9:25 AM

Billy Bob Thorton's Action-Packed Breakup

(Filed under: Relationships)

"I don't think either one of us knows why we split up. It was like, say you're going to a nightclub one night with your friends and you're in line and the next thing you know there are guys with helicopters and there's machine-gun fire and you don't know what happened. And that's kind of like what our breakup was like."

-Billy Bob Thorton, who starred in Monster's Ball and Bandits (as well as a little known 1991 flick, Choppper Chicks in Zombietown), describing his divorce with Angelina Jolie, of Tomb Raider fame. It was Thorton's fifth marriage and Jolie's second. (Source: Salon.com, September 4, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:58 AM

September 4, 2003

Avril Lavigne on Guys in Her Bedroom

(Filed under: Relationships)

"I wasn't allowed to have a guy in my room. Especially not with the door shut. And she wouldn't let me call guys. They had to call me."

-Avril Lavigne speaking about the rules her Christian mother enforced while growing up. (Rolling Stone, March 20, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:34 AM

Jessica Simpson the Robot

(Filed under: Artistry)

"Well, [the label] told me to tell everybody, 'This is the new me -- I've never been so happy.' But really, I was completely miserable. I was apart from the love of my life, and I was a robot, trying to do everything that everybody was telling me to do, trying to please everybody."

-Jessica Simpson describing the image change she went through with the release of her Irresistible album, which flopped. With her new album, In This Skin, Simpson is back to her old self. (Source: CosmoGirl!, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:22 AM

Britney Spears on Madonna

(Filed under: Sexuality)

"I didn't know it was going to be that long and everything ... I've never kissed a woman before ... No, I would not do it [again] -- maybe with Madonna. I think I'm still clean living. I mean I don't go home and have orgies or anything like that."

-former Mouseketeer Britney Spears, of Oops! ... I Did It Again fame, talking about her kiss with Madonna during the MTV Video Music Awards. (Source: CNN, September 4, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:08 AM

September 3, 2003

MxPx's Mike Herrera on Being Alone

(Filed under: Relationships)

"Everybody's crazy in some way and everybody's weird, and that kind of makes us all the same in a lot of ways. We're not alone, we just think we are."

-Mike Herrera, bassist and vocalist for MxPx, describing "Well Adjusted," a song from their new album, Before Everything and After. The song has been featured in a Diet Pepsi Super Bowl ad and will be featured in a government anti-drug spot. (Source: MTV.com, August 7, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 2:17 PM

J.K. Rowling's Editor on Poverty

(Filed under: Business)

"Remember, you'll never make any money out of children's books, Jo. Keep your real job."

-Barry Cunningham, the editor who purchased Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, talking to J.K. Rowling. (Source: Biography, September 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:58 AM

Johnny Depp on America the Puppy

(Filed under: Politics)

"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive."

-Johnny Depp, who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean. (Source: CNN, September 3, 2003)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 8:53 AM | Comments (3)