Quotes by Art Alexakis (Musician/American).

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One of the things about being a boy, especially growing up without a father, is you really don't have that role model to teach you how to do things.
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Forgiveness is hard for me, man. It is for most American-Western males. It's a sign of weakness.
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My goal is to make my kids as happy as possible.
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Maybe I'll work for a label someday, write some fiction, nonfiction. Someday I'd like to go back to school and get my teaching degree. I want to be a grandpa. I want to have more kids.
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People have had the idea to do a '90s alternative tour for a long time. I didn't come up with that; I was the first guy to basically say it was time.
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Fatherhood, both times for me, was a choice.
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I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.
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When some people get angry, they turn into victims, but when I get angry, I turn to action.
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If you live in L.A. long enough, you get into having a cool car.
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I have a pet peeve about bands that don't play their hits. I think it's kind of selfish.
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My frustration has always been that I'm a Christian, but I don't buy into, never have bought into, the belief that Jesus and God are these men who just dictate that this is how you have to live your life or you are going to burn in hell.
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I'd actually like to make a country album one day. One of my idols is Neil Young, because he's kept himself from being bored.
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I'm a pretty tenacious person; I get that from my mom. So sometimes, I use dark humor. I can't take myself too seriously.
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That's what I think our jobs as parents are, to educate as much as possible... I tell them to follow their bliss. The people who follow their bliss in this world tend to be the more happier people.
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I don't talk about my past; people ask me about it. I've done things I'm ashamed of, but one thing I can honestly say is that things I've done that I regret, I've never done twice. I work really hard at that.
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I still fall back a lot on my Les Paul, and there is just no getting away from a Les Paul and a hot pickup.
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For the most part, I don't like people who soapbox.
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My favorite drive is Highway 101 in California between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. I love the 101; Highway 1 is too windy, and 5 is too boring - the 101 is just right. It's like the Mama Bear of scenic drives.
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I'm a 50-year-old guy making music for over 20 years. I've been writing songs since I was 20, so it's really been 30 years, and it's always been personal, but I've always told stories.
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I love Australia! I got a boot thrown at me there.
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I lived in Portland for almost 20 years, and that's where my eldest daughter went to college. I missed the sunshine. I grew up in L.A.
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'Santa Monica' was a big song, and I always knew it would be radio friendly. But it's not a defining song for me, though for a lot of people it is.
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Call me, and I'd do anything for the Democratic Party.
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As a songwriter, I do kind of look at 'Santa Monica' as a thing outside of itself, because it isn't just my song. This is a song a lot of people tell me is a part of their high school or college years. That means a lot to me.
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I have my dark side like anybody, you know, depression, anxiety... and I write about gritty, real-life stuff.
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