"Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."James Iha on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."James Iha on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."James Iha on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."James Iha on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."James Iha on Bill Gates
"I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read 'Just Kids' and it's an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies."
"So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience."
"Even from a listening end now, I'm still completely a fan of music."
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