South by Southwest: Seen and Heard

"A lot of fucking money. Otherwise it doesn't come out." — Sharon Osbourne, on what it's going to take for a record company to buy the rights to the new Black Sabbath album that's currently being recorded.

"Can you imagine, a song about AIDS at the Broken Spoke?" — Rodney Crowell, introducing his song "I Wish It Would Rain," about a bisexual hustler, at the legendary Texas dance hall.

"Y'all like country music? If you put your hands up, mean it!" — Kasey Chambers, at the Yard Dog

"You get paid the same as you did in 1961 to do a live show. Everyone has to keep a day job." — Neko Case, at an artists panel

"I remember Interscope hated the record with a capital H. I got this idea … Daniel is a fellow Canadian, and he had a good name because of working with U2 and Peter Gabriel, so I thought I could go with him to do something that the label would like. I went into the room with him in the worst mood possible." — singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, on working with Daniel Lanois on the song "There's a Rhythm" for his Ron Sexsmith album

"Somehow I knew I had to do this, get up onstage and sing about a psycho killer, what I couldn't express socially and personally, one person to another. I could do it onstage; 'This is a room full of strangers. I don't care what they think. I'm never going to meet them again, and if I do, I'll be too shy to speak to them, anyway.'" — David Byrne, talking about how he overcame his shyness to become a performer

"We lost control three songs ago." — Mark Solomon, of the band Clumsy, during the fourth song of his group's show

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