The only true currency in this bankrupt world...
is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.
If you think that Mick Jagger will still be doing the whole
rock star thing at age fifty, well, then, you are sorely, sorely mistaken.
Never take it seriously, you never get hurt.
Never get hurt, you can always have fun.
And if you ever get lonely, you just go to the record store
and visit all your friends.
Some people have a hard time explaining rock 'n' roll.
I don't think anyone can really explain rock 'n' roll.
Except Pete Townshend, but that's okay.
Rock 'n' roll is a lifestyle and a way of thinking...
and it's not about money and popularity.
Although, some money would be nice. But it's a voice that says,
"Here I am... and fuck you if you can't understand me."
And one of these people is gonna save the world.
And that means that rock 'n' roll can save the world...
all of us together.
"Rock 'n' roll can save the world"? "The chicks are great"?
I sound like a dick!
Of course I'm home. I'm always home. I'm uncool.
You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important.
If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much.
But you will get free records from the record company.
And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls,
they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs...
I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends.
These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about
the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll
and strangle everything we love about it.
And then it just becomes an industry of... cool.
Oh man, you made friends with 'em. See,
friendship is the booze they feed you.
They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
"That groupie"? She was a Band-Aid! All she did was love your band.
And you used her, all of you! You used her and threw her away!
She almost died last night while you were with Bob Dylan.
You guys, you're always talking about the fans, the fans, the fans;
she was your biggest fan, and you threw her away!
And if you can't see that, that's your biggest problem.
We are not Groupies.
We are here because of the music, we inspire the music.
We are Band-Aids.
They don't even know what it is to be a fan. Y'know?
To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band,
so much that it hurts.
Look at this: an entire generation of Cinderellas and no glass slipper.
You're Russell from Stillwater.
Well, yeah, on my better days, I am Russell from Stillwater.
Jim Morrison is a drunken buffoon posing as a poet. Give me the Guess Who.
They have the courage to BE drunken buffoons, which MAKES them poetic.
Look - you should be happy for me.
You don't know what he says to me in private.
Maybe it is love, as much as it can be, for somebody...
Somebody who sold you to Humble Pie for fifty bucks and a case of beer!
I was there! I was there!... Look- I'm sorry.
[sniffs] What kind of beer?