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    I'd literally rather hang out at the T.G.I. Friday's in New Jersey than tool around at a place that sells $40 cheeseburgers.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: sell 
     
    [Justin Bieber]'s rich, right? Grammys are for music and not money. He's making a lot of money. He should be happy with that.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: music  money 
     
    I had this fascination with four-track recorders when I was in high school.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: school 
     
    I buy five of the same shirts. I literally have six blue shirts. Now I have six green shirts.
    — Patrick Carney
    A lot of people see a Nissan ad and they see a finished product in a record store or on iTunes and that's the face of the band.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people 
     
    The owner of Spotify is worth something like 3 billion dollars ... he's richer than Paul McCartney and he's 30 and he's never written a song.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: song  worth 
     
    The best way to catch my attention is to throw a Twinkie near my face.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: attention 
     
    Tune into my new lifetime movie. 'Dislocated shoulder' airing right now.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: right  movie 
     
    If you can't play guitar and sing in Nashville, you might as well just be a construction worker.
    — Patrick Carney
    There is so much good music in the U.S. and there is just a small section that gets recognised at the Grammys.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: music 
     
    I imagine if Spotify becomes something that people are willing to pay for, then I'm sure iTunes will just create their own service, and they're actually fair to artists.
    — Patrick Carney
    I wasn't raised super-poor, but my parents got divorced, and my mother didn't have much money. Even now if I have a cake, I'll eat it slowly, and I save most of the money I have.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: money  mother  parent 
     
    I'm trying to write a TV show. Ideally it would be just a reality-TV show, getting the guy who played Eddie Winslow and Kirk Cameron to live in a house. The Jehovah's Witnesses would come to the house a lot or something like that. I kind of like the idea of Scientologists and Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses trying to convert Kirk Cameron.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: live  write  ideas 
     
    The idea of a streaming service, like Netflix for music, I'm not totally against it. It's just we won't put all of our music on it until there are enough subscribers for it to make sense.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: service  music  ideas 
     
    And once the music is out there, when you're selling a record and selling music and people are going to do whatever they want with it, it's kind of hard to resist certain opportunities, especially in the record market now.
    — Patrick Carney
    Through the history of rock n' roll, you see lots of bands making the mistake of putting on the tights when they get to arenas. Don't do that.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: mistakes 
     
    I'm friends with Dierks Bentley. Aside from that, I don't really know anybody else in the country music field, really. I've met the Lady Antebellum people and I met Marty Stuart briefly once. He's really nice, but I don't know any of them, really.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people  friends  music 
     
    I know that women in the music industry get treated a lot differently than men. I've seen it firsthand with somebody in particular, where it's almost that men like to treat women in the music industry like they can't make their own decisions.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: men  women  decision  music 
     
    I can totally identify with the younger kids. I'll never do what Jon Spencer did to me when I was 16, though. I made a tape with my friends and I put it onstage right near his mic stand by the pedal board and he pulled it out with his foot, kicked it to the center of the stage, looked me in the eye and stomped it to pieces.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: friends  right  eyes  kids 
     
    I was real into Devo, Pavement, Captain Beefheart, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: real 
     
    I see a lot of comments on Twitter and stuff about how ugly I am, how bad I am at the drums, how awkward I look, and I'm like, yeah, I agree with most of those things.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: bad 
     
    In theory, when you're working with a record label, you're just borrowing their money. And that's basically how the record industry works, right? It's like, you borrow $100,000 from a record label, so you don't make any money until you make back that money for them. In theory, they have you held hostage, so you've got to do every little stupid thing that they want you to do.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: work  money 
     
    One day you look out and the audience consists of 65,000 people. It's like looking in the mirror and one day you realise you've gone grey.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people  gone 
     
    Fast food is the one thing everyone can relate to. It's depressing, but also interesting, that people desire to eat the same sandwich in every single city in the world. But the biggest bummer is when you see a Subway in Berlin. Just devastating.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: desires  people  world  food 
     
    Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people  world  dying 
     
    Well, you know what? The same people that get driven crazy by hip hop are the same people that probably listen to the type of music that drives me crazy. Like, Journey covers.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people  journey  crazy  music 
     
    As soon as you start mixing up politics and some sort of ethical code in music, you've got it all wrong.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: wrong  music  politics 
     
    The fact we get played on the radio now blows our minds.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: facts  mind 
     
    When no one's buying your records, it's easy to justify selling a song. But once you start selling records, you can't really justify having two songs in Cadillac commercials. It looks greedy. And it is greedy. This whole music thing should be about music.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: song  music 
     
    The Midwest breeds funny, eccentric people, to varying degrees. You play shows not because you're expecting to get a record deal, but to do something fun outside of mowing lawns. Everything else is just gravy... Or mustard.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: people  funny  fun 
     
    I really don't have an ear for pitch. I can't sing at all, I can't hum melodies and I can't write riffs.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: write 
     
    I think the best post-breakup album is The Strokes' first album. It's just fun.
    — Patrick Carney
    tags: fun 
     
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