"Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire 'troubadours.' I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L'Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Frank Black on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Frank Black on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Frank Black on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Frank Black on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Frank Black on Fran Lebowitz
"I'm not saying that people have to listen to rock music. It's a great, cool thing and it can really be liberating for a lot of people but, hey, so can Charles Dickens so I'm not going to judge."
"They're a different generation, those kids kids that are under the age of twelve. They're not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They're like, it's cool and everything, but whatever. They're just as impressed by YouTube."
"It's sour grapes, I admit, I want to be more famous so people are examining my work couplet by couplet, you know what I mean? That's the level where I want to go."
"The dumber half of the audience - whether they're male or female, and a lot of them are male - for some reason responds very quickly to the feminine voice. How can I put it? They kind of instantly react to the female voice in a positive way quicker than they would the male voice."
"It more or less has the shape of a love song, but 'Crescent Moon' reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition."
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