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Post  pinhedz on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:07 am

"I am convinced that the future music of this country must be founded on what are called Negro melodies. These can be the foundation of a serious and original school of composition, to be developed in the United States."

-- Antonin Dvorak

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:08 am

"I worked hard."

-- J.S. Bach (when asked to sum up his life)

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:55 am

"We want all our fans to know that we'll be performing at a fund-raiser for Annunciation Church on Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. And the best news is that it's a Catholic church, so there will be beer!" Very Happy

-- The Front Porch Swining Liquor pigs

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:33 am

"¿Ese cómo va a tocar bien si yo lo conozco de chico y tenía la cabeza llena de granos y mi madre le quitaba el hambre?"

"How can he be a good guitarist (... meaning it was not possible) if I know him from childhood and he had his head full of spots and my mother fed him because he was hungry."

A Paco de Lucía's neighbour from Algeciras on Paco de Lucía

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:05 am

"Sí, aunque no sé cómo podría hacerse eso, porque el flamenco se aprende como lo aprenden los gitanos, en familia, oyendo a los hermanos, los padres y los abuelos... Pero por lo menos unas instrucciones básicas podrían darles, y luego que cada uno se busque la vida y las borracheras."

"Yes, although I don't know how that could be done (to teach flamenco to the children), because flamenco is learnt like the gypsies learn it, in family, listening to the brothers, parents and grandparents... But at least they could give them some basic instructions, and then that each one looks for the way to sort their lifes out and their drunkenness"

Paco de Lucía

My translation can sound a bit strange...

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:28 am

"I think Facundo Cabral is a much better lyricist than Leonard Cohen"

My mother - who can't understand a word of English

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:14 pm

"I've been told that Richard Wagner's music is really much better than it sounds."

-- Mark Twain

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:44 pm

Interviewer: Who would you most like to duet with?

Susan Boyle: Brad Pitt! I love you Razz


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Post  pinhedz on Mon May 27, 2013 7:45 am

"Now we must find the man who taught you to play like that--and shoot him." Shocked

-- George Hambitzer (Gershwin's SECOND piano teacher)

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:50 am

"Vanity of vanities, all things are vanity. bounce Just kidding. jocolor "

-- Robert Schumann

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:09 am

" '40s music was watered-down '30s music, but at least they were watering down something good. What they're watering down now wasn't good to begin with."

-- Grushchenka

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Post  pinhedz on Fri May 23, 2014 2:38 pm

"For a musician to make money is hard.
For a GOOD musician to make money is almost impossible."

-- pinhed

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:35 am

"All we can do is what sounds good to us--because we aren't real musicians."

-- The Beatles (one of 'em)

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:23 pm

"Favorites? I have a lot of favorites, and for some reason they all begin with "B." There's Chuck Berry, J.S. Bach, James Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Hector Berlioz …"

-- Libby Larsen

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:17 am

Carl Czerny asked Beethoven why Symphony No. 7 was so well received, and then the 8th Symphony didn't go over well at all. scratch

Beethoven said "Because it's way better."

I don't think Beethoven had a high opinion of his audience.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue May 19, 2015 8:18 am

"We have only one ticket price--we're all seniors."

True, dat. Razz

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:38 am

"It is not my job to make your job easy--but it is your job to make it look easy."
-- Beethoven

Actually, that's not exactly what Beethoven said. What he said was more like "I'm not thinking about your squealing little fiddle when I compose--deal with it!" bounce

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