” The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music. “


” After Sleater-Kinney broke up in 2006 I had very little desire to play music. It took well over three years before picking up a guitar meant anything to me other than an exercise. “


” It was writing about music for NPR – connecting with music fans and experiencing a sense of community – that made me want to write songs again. I began to feel I was in my head too much about music, too analytical. “


” I have no desire to play music unless I need music. “


” Music has always been my constant, my salvation. It’s cliche to write that, but it’s true. “


” Over the years, music put a weapon in my hand and words in my mouth, it backed me up and shielded me, it shook me and scared me and showed me the way, music opened me up to living and being and feeling. “


” To really be tortured by a song, it needs to be more than just something you don’t like or don’t get, it has to make your skin crawl by getting under it. Strangely, that last clause could describe provocative or daring music, as well. “


” I’ll admit that I’m not quite certain how to sum up an entire year in music anymore, not when music has become so temporal, so specific and personal, as if we each have our own weather system and what we listen to is our individual forecast. “


” I’ve never understood people who play up the artifice of music. “


” With music, I get to a much darker place. Where I’m able to go with ‘Portlandia’ has a wider range, but also a brighter range. “


” I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres. “



All 11 Carrie Brownstein Quotes about Music in picture


The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music.
After Sleater-Kinney broke up in 2006 I had very little desire to play music. It took well over three years before picking up a guitar meant anything to me other than an exercise.


It was writing about music for NPR - connecting with music fans and experiencing a sense of community - that made me want to write songs again. I began to feel I was in my head too much about music, too analytical.
I have no desire to play music unless I need music.
Music has always been my constant, my salvation. It
Over the years, music put a weapon in my hand and words in my mouth, it backed me up and shielded me, it shook me and scared me and showed me the way, music opened me up to living and being and feeling.
To really be tortured by a song, it needs to be more than just something you don
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With music, I get to a much darker place. Where I
I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres.
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