I am not a piece of hash. I'm in charge of Factory Records. I think.
There is no celebrity quite as powerful as the local, homegrown celebrity.
Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
Richard Branson once said: 'Tony's very good at selling bands and he's very good at making television programmes. But he'll never be great at either, until he decides which one he wants to do.' I entirely accept that. That doesn't matter to me very much. I like the irony of the two lives.
I'm a minor player in my own life story.
Every band needs it's own special chemistry. And Bez was a very good chemist.
Energy, energy? Energy is, is, it's nothing more than a lot of new age hokum masquerading as religion.
The special relationship between the region and a regional celebrity means that people feel that they have a special investment in you.
I've been a minor celebrity since I was 23 years old.
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