Ian Astbury Quotes
Born: May 14, 1962
Peace on earth and good will toward men - that is something we need to work on. Like Nelson Mandela, we should learn from him.
Christmas to me is very much about family and the depths of winter.
I'm not really caught up in the whole commercial thing of Christmas. I'm probably more of a pagan than a Christian, but it's hard not to get caught up in it.
I write all the time. The wonderful thing about having a cell phone is that if I get an idea, I knock it out and it's in my phone and I can transfer it to my computer and go into the studio and bring it up.
I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It's the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.
I've liked the Yankees since I was a kid. I grew up in Canada so I kind of identified with New York sports teams.
There's always music sitting around, but when you're cultivating music, the idea of getting into a studio and compressing it to get something out on time can be really good.
I'm much more for style and not trend-driven.
I grew up on North American sports teams as well as English soccer clubs.
I've seen people wearing clothes that don't look good on them, but they're really loving those clothes and the experience of wearing those clothes. Fine. At the end of the day, it's fashion.
I think there's a lot of people who are afraid to experiment with clothing because they're afraid to get judged or ridiculed.
Don't let anyone dictate what you should and shouldn't wear. Do what you want. Who cares?
If you want to go put on a bathrobe and go walk down the street, excellent. I think it's more about trying to get an individual style than trying to get a uniform look.
Occasionally I like a really good pair of shoes. A pair of leather shoes from Gieves & Hawkes in England, Buckshot Brogue, they look really sick.
When you look at men's fashion magazines, you see a lot of well-groomed guys in suits, but very rarely do you see a lot of guys in drop-crotch and hoods with high-tops. It's coming, though, because guys in suits and short hair are beginning to look like they're from another time.
That's a real sign of the times - can you imagine Nick Cave wearing a hoodie? He may not wear one, but he definitely sells them.
Hoodies are definitely street wear, no doubt. It's amazing how hoodies have become such an important staple in people's wardrobes.
I always played soccer in Adidas, but I always wore Nikes. I love street sportswear.
I used to make all my clothes when I was in Southern Death Cult [the first incarnation of The Cult]. I still make things to wear on stage and I am involved with sketching, choosing fabric, cutting.
You come out of a working-class environment, you know, working-class kids always put them themselves together because it's one of the only things they had. You had control of your image.