Words matter. These are the best Davey Havok Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
That type of autograph, pictures and apparel thievery was not part of what I grew up with. I loved the artists and their music. I would be thrilled to meet them, but the thought of getting a scribble or stealing an article of clothing never occurred or appealed to me.
I’m very grateful that anyone takes the time to read what I write, coming from people perceive to be exclusively a musical background and having no traditional schooling in writing.
Even within the context of the alternative scene I was a part of, within punk and hardcore and the alt scene, there was a focus on self-destruction.
For anyone to take the time to care about what I write and read a book is so flattering to me because it’s fun.
To me, ‘Crash Love’ is the most stripped-down record that we’ve made since the early Nineties, and I would say that ‘I Hope You Suffer’ is indicative of the overall tone of this record in being the opposite of that.
There are only a few places that I go where people recognize me anyway. I have to be at the right place, in the right city. It’s not really that much of an issue.
We’ve always been a polarizing band.
Ska is fine. Punk is fine. Putting those two together drove us crazy.
I mean that’d be great if we could continue to be staples of alt-rock radio. I don’t take that for granted.
Due to the world I’ve been part of in creating art for so many years, I feel really connected to pop culture and what younger people are talking about.
I grew up watching MTV, so it’s very surreal to me to think that there might be someone out there watching MTV, looking at us the way I used to look at Davis Madonna and Duran Duran videos.
I’ve never been drunk. I’ve never even had a beer.
Being a musician has actually surrounded and immersed me in pop culture and youth culture from a very young age. But even before I was singing in bands and creating any kind of art, I was always fascinated by pop culture.
When we make a record, we don’t discuss how we are planning on doing it. It’s a very natural and organic growth.
The people who send us fan mail written in blood say the nicest things, so it doesn’t freak us out too much.
I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision.
I just heard a story from someone the other day where somebody was beaten up by Christians for wearing one of our shirts. Of course, that’s a very Christian thing to do.
I find drug use disrespectful, self-destructive, and weak. I want no part of it.
When I was sent to public school, I was relieved that I could wear what I wanted to wear.
People do get ridiculed for liking us or because they look the way they do and they’re a part of what we do.
As far as fiction goes, as far as everything from Dr. Seuss to Oscar Wilde to Bret Easton Ellis. Ray Bradbury. There’s just tons of stuff that I love. Neil Gaiman!
I heard recently that I used to date Patrick Swayze.
Straight edge came out of the hardcore scene. I don’t necessarily believe, as some people believe, that you have to be a part of the hardcore scene to share that philosophy and stance against recreational drug use. But it is where it came from, and it is where it influenced me to be a part of it.
I was the freak who moved into the nice neighborhood.
My worst fashion failure was when I wore tight PVC pants, and I had a show in Eugene, Oregon… my pants split down the center.
It’s a wonderful side effect of what we’re doing, to give someone the strength to come out of the closet to their family, or simply present themselves aesthetically in a way they feel happy with, whether or not their friends are going to be allowed to like them anymore.
I’m part of a healthful movement, and very aware of what I put into my body, and my body’s upkeep. And that will lead you to exercise.
I’ve heard there are vegan corn dogs – I don’t know if that’s true but, jeez, I’d love to eat one of them.
As far commercial success, I don’t think that’s a focus but it’s not that we don’t enjoy that. It’s not something you can attempt and achieve.
With anything you do and you dedicate yourself to and you dedicate thousands and thousands of hours, eventually you’re gonna get a little bit better at it unless there’s some innate impairment preventing that.