March 30, 2004Activism)
"In some ways it feels like a lot of the stuff we spend our time doing is about building up our little Jars of Clay 'kingdom.' Then all of a sudden we talk about Africa, and it's like Jars of Clay what?"Family)
"No amount of money makes me as happy as just being at home."
-Hilary Duff (Source: Guidepost for Teens, February/March 2004)
March 29, 2004Inspiration)
"I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, but somehow I knew I wanted to be that guy who saves the day."Appearance)
"I'm just not into costumes. Whatever I wear that day is what I'm going to wear onstage."
-Solange Knowles claiming she won't be matching her older sister Beyonce's more famous skin shows. (Source: Guidepost for Teens, April/May 2004)Spirituality)
"Definitely the one thing that keeps my whole family grounded is our spirituality. Jesus is the center of my life. I know a lot of times people in this industry are scared to talk about it because their fans may not be Christians, but I'm not ashamed of my spirituality. I have values because of it, and I have certain moral boundaries that I won't cross."
-Solange Knowles, little sister of the more famous Beyonce. (Source: Guidepost for Teens, April/May 2004)
March 26, 2004Artistry)
"We're Christian by faith, not genre."
-Tim Foreman, bassist for Switchfoot, whose latest album, The Beautiful Letdown has been climbing the mainstream charts. Other Switchfoot albums include 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, 2003)Business)
"Another constant battle for me is loneliness or depression. The road can be a very lonely place, no matter what venues you're playing. The same faces, the same songs, the same distance separating you from the ones you love. After a month or two of a sort of 'rock & roll Groundhog's Day,' you become like a diver who has gone too deep, and you can't figure out which way is up. So staying centered becomes quite a challenge. All things considered, however, I still think I have the best job in the world."
-Jon Foreman, lead singer and guitarist for Switchfoot, whose latest album, The Beautiful Letdown has been climbing the mainstream charts. Other Switchfoot albums include 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: CCM, March 2004)
March 25, 2004Culture)
"We've never been a political band. But if I can't say the [F-word] in the United States of America, I'm going to say something about it. If it gets to the point, period, where you can't cuss on TV, I'm moving to a different country."
-Jonathan Davis, lead singer of Korn. (Source: CNN.com, March 25, 2004)
March 24, 2004Relationships)
"Some guys kind of pretend they're nice and sweet, just to get a piece, or whatever. I think it's a good song because it tells girls not to throw themselves at guys. It has a good message."
-Avril Lavigne, talking about "Don't Tell Me," the first single from her upcoming sophomore album. (Source: MTV.com, March 22, 2004)