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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Leonardocoate, Mar 8, 2021.
"I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things." - Tom Waits
Five strings, three fingers, and one a**hole
'I'll tell ya f*ckers something, alright? Either lay down or stand up or sit down or do something...but shut up, alright? This is a rock and roll concert, not a f***ing tea party!"
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well."
J S Bach
"People may say I couldn't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."
Florence Foster Jenkins
"Before Elvis, there was nothing"
During a Dick Cavett appearance, in 1969, Hendrix was asked about his own “unorthodox” take on the anthem. “All I did was play it,” he said, sounding cool and abstracted, “I'm American, so I played it . . . it's not unorthodox. I thought it was beautiful.”
All these Zappa quotes and they've missed the most important--
"Don't eat the yellow snow"
My abbreviated message, when I’m actually getting paid to play is, ‘I’m not paid to play music, I’m paid to setup and move gear.’
Not so famous but
"This record has been deemed unsuitable for corporate release. Enjoy!" - Gerald Collier
Paraphrased as best I can remember them:
'Learn every chord in every position on the neck, and every scale for each chord, that way you can play across any chord in any position.'
'Practice on an acoustic with tough action, that way when you go to electric, you'll be able to play faster.'
(Did you teach Robbie Robertson how to play pinch harmonics?) "I taught him the wrong way."
Willie Nelson: "Well, when I was young, I was pretty dumb. And now that I’m older, I’m pretty ****ing dumb. I don’t know everything, and I think I do. So there’s the problem."
James Hetfield when asked if Lars was the best drummer in the world. " he's not the best drummer in Metallica"
"It's important that everybody hear everybody. Onstage the volume thing is up to us. The mixing guys aren't involved, because it has to come from the stage before they can project it out. That's why we don't play as loud as most groups. If I turned my bass up to half it would sound like hell [SVT w/8x10 cab], because it would be too loud, and everyone else would have to raise up too much."
Rick Danko, The Band
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." John Lennon
Tuba players unite!
"Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."
All of my words, if not well put nor well taken, are well meant.
― Woody Guthrie