Saturday, 16 July 2011
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
All music is beautiful.
Any good music must be an innovation.
But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw
I asked my daughter when she was 16, What's the buzz on the street with the kids? She's going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren't into Kiss. But they've all been told that it's the greatest show on Earth.
I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
B. B. King
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.