I think Memphis has some great musicians, but it’s filled with some of the most un-ambitious people I’ve ever seen. They just sit around and complain about why things aren’t happening for them. I want to be the opposite of that. I don’t wanna wake up and not have stability. At some point, it flipped in my head that music was the only way to get that, so I started forcing myself to write a song every day. Even if no one cares, I could say I did it. I still get pissed off if I go to sleep at night and I haven’t recorded or written a song.

Jay Reatard