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Art Alexakis, American Musician ( April 12, 1962 - )

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For the most part, I don't like people who soapbox.~Art Alexakis


People Most Like

I lived in Portland for almost 20 years, and that's where my eldest daughter went to college. I missed the sunshine. I grew up in L.A.~Art Alexakis


Daughter Sunshine College

Being a child that grew up with a single mom back in the '70s, Father's Day to me was always a very uncomfortable time. At school, we would make Father's Day cards for our dads, and I usually mailed one to my dad, and he hardly ever responded.~Art Alexakis


Mom Time Father

I have my dark side like anybody, you know, depression, anxiety... and I write about gritty, real-life stuff.~Art Alexakis


Depression Dark Anxiety

I'd actually like to make a country album one day. One of my idols is Neil Young, because he's kept himself from being bored.~Art Alexakis


Day Young Country

I think Everclear is a weird combination of a singer-songwriter and a hard-rock band. That's why some people really dig the band, and some don't.~Art Alexakis


People Weird Think

One of the things about being a boy, especially growing up without a father, is you really don't have that role model to teach you how to do things.~Art Alexakis


Father Growing Up Teach

Being a parent is not just about how you treat your child; it's also about how you treat the other parent. If you treat that person with respect, that's fine, that's the way to go. But if you don't, you're not being the parent you could be.~Art Alexakis


Respect Child Parent

When some people get angry, they turn into victims, but when I get angry, I turn to action.~Art Alexakis


People Action Angry

I'm a 50-year-old guy making music for over 20 years. I've been writing songs since I was 20, so it's really been 30 years, and it's always been personal, but I've always told stories.~Art Alexakis


Music Writing Personal

Being a musician, especially at the major label where you work for so long, it becomes a cycle. Write a record, make a record, tour. It's just this cycle, and I don't think there's any life built into it with time to assimilate what's going on in front of you and what's going on in your head.~Art Alexakis


Life Work Time

I still fall back a lot on my Les Paul, and there is just no getting away from a Les Paul and a hot pickup.~Art Alexakis


Fall Hot Away

My frustration has always been that I'm a Christian, but I don't buy into, never have bought into, the belief that Jesus and God are these men who just dictate that this is how you have to live your life or you are going to burn in hell.~Art Alexakis


Life God Men

I'm not a politician. I'm not running for office. I can say what I think.~Art Alexakis


Think I Can Politician

Forgiveness is hard for me, man. It is for most American-Western males. It's a sign of weakness.~Art Alexakis


Forgiveness Man Me

I like people who tell stories. I like storytellers. A lot of my songs are misconceived as being auto-biographical when they're not because I write in the first person.~Art Alexakis


People Tell Person

I'm constantly working, even when I'm at home.~Art Alexakis


Home Working Even

I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.~Art Alexakis


School Acting Filmmaking

I like acting when I can pick my own roles, and I do. It's fun. I like being creative, and it's a creative process.~Art Alexakis


Creative Fun Process

I do like my sugar at night, but I try to keep it to a minimum.~Art Alexakis


Night Try Sugar

I saw Cheap Trick play 'In Color,' and it was awesome.~Art Alexakis


Color Play Awesome

I have a pet peeve about bands that don't play their hits. I think it's kind of selfish.~Art Alexakis


Pet Selfish Play

As a songwriter, I do kind of look at 'Santa Monica' as a thing outside of itself, because it isn't just my song. This is a song a lot of people tell me is a part of their high school or college years. That means a lot to me.~Art Alexakis


School College People

Call me, and I'd do anything for the Democratic Party.~Art Alexakis


Me Party Democratic

I love Australia! I got a boot thrown at me there.~Art Alexakis


Love Me Australia

Success to me is being able to do what I love, make a living at it and to support myself and the ones I love.~Art Alexakis


Love Success Myself