Mark McGrath Quotes.
Whether it’s five people or 50,000 people, I always love to perform and feel very blessed that I’m able to do that.
When I go to karaoke, I’m still the worst guy there.
I love to perform. I’ve never lost the urge. I’ve never once been on stage when I didn’t want to be.
There are a lot of people out there who are just waiting that we fail. They brought up the theory that we’re one-hit wonders and they want us to fall flat on our noses, just to prove them right.
The scary thing is that this band was founded in 1988, and back then it was Guns N’ Roses, L.A. Guns and , like, ‘What chick am I gonna be with tonight?’ – it was that mentality, you know, around a keg.
I’m that crazy-ass drunk uncle that nobody wants to invite to the holidays and birthdays.
You can make low-budget film as long as there is something compelling about the characters. There is a believability in the chemistry and a likeability amongst the characters.
I’m really fed up with all the credibility talk. A lot of times it seems to be more important than the music. Well, I guess for a lot of people it actually is. We don’t care for credibility.
Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect, it made the album sound forced, and not really great.
I really do hope that the people will like 14:59. The critics seem to like it. We got a lot of good reviews.
As a performer, I want to hit the last row of the arena. I want to make big moves. I’m a spaz, naturally.
Today they’re praising you sky high, place you on a pedestal and tomorrow they don’t want to know you.
When you become a commodity to a record label because you’re making them millions of dollars, you can take all of your artistic integrity and throw it out the window.
I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
With acting, there are a lot of subtleties and non-verbals involved. If someone is over there, getting eaten by a shark, there’s a non-verbal way of how to act that. There’s a certain nuance to acting that does not come intuitively to me. It’s something I still have to learn.
Acting is about listening, and that’s something that took me awhile. You almost don’t have to learn your lines, if you listen to what they’re saying and move it along.
We were kind of caught up in the genre trap. We didn’t really have a lot of artistic freedom. They wanted us to go into a certain direction, so they could promote us easier.
All we did was to sit around, collect some ideas, wait and see what’s going to happen. That was it.
It’s funny; we never had anything like credibility. Even though we all have some sort of punk-rock background, but so what? I really don’t care about that. What’s credibility anyway? Who has credibility?
I never really thought we’d fitted into the cross-over drawer. But I think the real Sugar Ray fans did like us because we always had variety and because we experimented a lot.