Alex Kapranos Quotes
Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley (born 20 March 1972), commonly known as Alex Kapranos, is an English-born Scottish musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the Glasgow-based rock band Franz Ferdinand
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Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.
Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.
No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.
I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'
Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.
A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.
Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.