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    Not that Matador is a major label, but its major enough for me. On one level we're on Matador, but our amps still might explode on stage or they'll be an echo in the mic. It's like climbing a ladder. I like to climb it really slowly. I could probably get really professional right away, but I like to take baby steps and find my own way.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: right 
     
    A lot of getting a song done is booking the studio time. I'm the kind of person who will set time aside to do something and then do everything but that thing.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: time  people  song 
     
    I was used to hanging out late after playing a gig - you mix adrenaline with alcohol and you can stay up all night.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: night  alcohol 
     
    I've always been a deep sleeper; because I come from such a large family - there are 10 kids - I could sleep through anything.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: sleep  kids 
     
    There were a few verses that I wrote literally on the spot. But the concept was there. It's about being in your own world musically and waking up in the morning and walking outside and being consumed by everything around you. Just being aware of the good things in art and music and life. It's also about how the world is at a boiling point, in a way.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: world  music 
     
    I know most of my records are real good but I know that there are definitely things I would've changed at the end of the day. I work on things forever, and there are things I wish I didn't do, but ultimately I know the records are good. I kind of let go of big expectations, maybe because hopefully that means if I don't have them, that it'll do really well, but you just never know.
    — Kurt Vile
    I use a lot of humor in my writing. But it's completely black humor.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: humor  writing  black 
     
    I'd go to a more civil party just to socialize, and I didn't know what to do with myself. So I drank a shot of tequila. And then I drank another one. I probably had four or five shots. I was like, "Tequila! It wakes you right up!" But no.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: right 
     
    Maybe I'm biased because I'm from there. It's close enough to New York but it's not swallowed up by New York's hustle and bustle. Philly's busy enough. There are tons of record stores and record-head friends and plenty of D.I.Y. shows. It's a place where people pass through and bands don't usually skip on tour. There are lots of music resources but it's not too over the top.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: people  friends  music 
     
    I've been known to just pass out instantaneously, like, anywhere.
    — Kurt Vile
    People do get mad at me for falling asleep sometimes, and it's the most frustrating thing. I can't help it.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: people  help 
     
    I've never gotten in too much trouble with alcohol. I've never had a drinking problem, really.
    — Kurt Vile
    I'll know when a song's really awesome, for sure, and I get super stoked and I'm so high when I'm hearing it back, but then you sit with the record forever. You're mixing it and you can really just over-think everything. I'll go back and forth all the time.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: time  forever  song 
     
    There's downtime in music, which obviously is necessary or else you'd lose your mind in other ways, but if we're on tour and there's electricity from the audience, if you're getting a good response, then that's the positive side of the mojo where I could feel cocky and just know I'm doing good and then there's a time all of a sudden when you're alone and you just don't know if people will like it.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: time  people  alone  music  mind  positive 
     
    I guess some people like to just stick with their sound, like Weezer or something, but I think I just try to keep it as close to my real life, in a Neil Young sort of way, as possible.
    — Kurt Vile
    tags: people  young  real 
     
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