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All the Frank O'Hara types seem to have very little sound stuff going... it's so chatty or something.
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Emily Dickinson has great sound and sense.
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Hendrix wasn't that particularly adept an orchestrator. Les Paul was a real wizard at it. Hendrix's strength was his solos. Almost all of the tunes on the second record were not great tunes. The first record's a classic.
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I always hated jazz guitar. I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar. If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure I'd buy one that did not have a guitar player on it. The sound was awful!
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I always knew I'd be a writer. It was always a sort of calling or ministry, I say.
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I did a certain style of playing piano-a certain kind of harmony with two hands-but I can't claim originality for that, it was just curious.
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I don't see us as a big media gimmick band. We don't have a cultivated appearance or anything like Kiss.
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I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
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I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something. It immediately makes you become insincere. There is no way you can react to it sincerely.
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I just got a letter from a guy in Japan. One of them somehow found out where I lived one day and came up to my house and knocked on my door.
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I like thinking of myself as invisible. I find it a very advantageous way to live. Unfortunately, its not the way the music business works. If you don't create some kind of public image, it gets created for you.
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I never liked mellow sounding guitar.
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I really don't have that much interest in stardom.
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I remember first hearing some symphony and being totally transported... a big universe of sound and a kind of orgasm! Amazing.
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I think almost every woman artist I've ever met has this ideal of being in a partnership working situation with a man, that men don't seem to share. They seem to want this ideal thing, that we'll always be together and work together.
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I wanted to create which led to piano lessons which then led to wanting to learn to write symphonies, but all the piano teachers started throwing ultracomplicated exercises for piano my way and I got really discouraged.
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I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese. I like their distilled quality.
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I wore too much black, smoked too many cigarettes, took a vow of poverty and crossed myself three times and hoped for the best.
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It's like first grade where you make all your mistakes and people see it and yet some people see that there's something there that's really valuable. That's the way it went for more than 2 years almost 3 years of playing.
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The first time I met Patti Smith was in a laundromat. We knew some of the same people, including Richard Hell.
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The record isn't like a heavy metal sort of record, there's no Gibsons on it. Most records you hear are Gibson guitars.
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The song Venus de Milo, the whole subject of it is Love is a drug.
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The soundtrack-themes compilation records probably had a lasting effect in that a record became something with a lot of contrast, from cut to cut. A record is wildly different from piece to piece.
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The whole idea of Television is like on the visionary aspects of art, rather than the media aspects. It's really not like TV as something supermodern or media or electronic.
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We don't have a show... this whole thing with Rock as a big show is a '70s thing but I don't subscribe to that whole idea.
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What's really fun is to write under different names.
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When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade, I took up saxophone.
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When we first started playing I knew we were awful-I don't know what the rest of the band thought-I knew we stunk!
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You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.
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