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Alex Kapranos

Scottish,  Musician
Total Quotes : 39
Student Discovered Shop

Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.

- Alex Kapranos

Beans Buy Toast

Being in a band didn't buy me my beans on toast!

- Alex Kapranos

Ambition Pretty Some

Ambition is sneered at by some bands. It seems like a pretty good thing to me.

- Alex Kapranos

Eat Rather Than

I'd rather eat a cow-pat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.

- Alex Kapranos

Boredom Big Big Part

Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.

- Alex Kapranos

Direct Influenced Part

Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.

- Alex Kapranos

Income Principle Which

I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.

- Alex Kapranos

Different Way Similar

A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.

- Alex Kapranos

Like Glasgow Musical

Glasgow's not a media center. When you're there, when you're hanging about, you feel quite detached from musical movements or fashions or anything like that. You do feel quite alone, in a good way.

- Alex Kapranos

Blind Explain Very

Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.

- Alex Kapranos

Authority Critic Write

I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.

- Alex Kapranos

Feel Then Them

If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.

- Alex Kapranos

Through Kicked Them

A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.

- Alex Kapranos

Think I Think Indie

I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.

- Alex Kapranos

Me Venom Associated

Arty. To me the word's got as much venom associated with it as 'wacky'.

- Alex Kapranos

Side Other Glasgow

I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'

- Alex Kapranos

Like Belong Line

Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.

- Alex Kapranos

Had Come Sent

If success had come along when I was 17 it would either have killed me or sent me completely mad.

- Alex Kapranos

Working Characters Lots

Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.

- Alex Kapranos

Which Feels Rejected

Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.

- Alex Kapranos