Michael Rolfe Gira

Michael Rolfe Gira

American musician, author, and artist.
I'm more interested in pulling out strands of joy from both myself and the audience. I'm not saying the music or songs are "light," just that when they're performed with the correct commitment it's a source of real pleasure, for me anyway.More Michael Rolfe Gira quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wanted to challenge myself and move into something new. I felt that using the name Swans and the sonic attitude that that engenders was what I needed to move forward musically, and it's led to lots of new things.More Michael Rolfe Gira quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nina Simone was an entertainer. Bob Dylan was an entertainer. Anyone that can occupy a piece of music and make the air catch on fire at that moment is a true entertainer. That's how I view it. That's what I was meant to do. I love doing it. That's why I'm on earth.More Michael Rolfe Gira quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Making those CDs, signing them, numbering them, packing them. It takes hundreds of hours, but it's worth it because I'm able to do the thing I love.More Michael Rolfe Gira quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am definitely less and less interested in music made by people that exist today, people that are living. I just see them as part of the whole stupid process of the music business, desperate (even if they feign indifference) to get noticed, trying to "make it" in the stinking music business, to become "famous" etc, and it disgusts me.More Michael Rolfe Gira quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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