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    1) Jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor, asked his “roadie” to come on stage to sort out his amp at the beginning of his second set. Whilst the roadie is fiddling away, Martin says to the audience “This lad isn’t just a roadie, he’s actually my son.” “Is he a musician as well?” shouted someone in the audience. “Nah” said Martin; “He’s a drummer.”

    2) Probably the briefest conversation I’ve ever had with a “real” musician. I’d sorted the sound for the main act and the first set had gone well. As we headed to the dressing room at the interval I casually asked “is there any chance I could have a look at your mandola?” “No!” said Peter Rowan. He was clearly having a bad night. At the after show gathering somebody put on a video of one of the band’s earlier shows and he looked visibly upset - he was wearing the same shirt!

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    “After all the investigation, all of the technique-doesn't matter! Only if the feeling is right.”
    ― John Coltrane

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    A jazz musician has to be a working class of man, out in the open all the time, healthy and strong. That's what's wrong today: these guys haven't got the force. They don't like to play all night: they don't think they can play unless their loaded. But a working man have the power to play hot, whiskey or no whiskey." - Johnny St. Cyr

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    It is hard to keep a 1920's headspace with trucks and cars flying by you on the freeway. - Norman Blake

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    "Louder is better David, on this planet, louder is better"

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    You spend half your time tuning the mandolin and the other half playing out of tune -jethro burns

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    “When playing music becomes a JOB, it’s time to quit!” Doc Watson

    Words to live by!
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    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

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    This is where my Jethro quote came from. Appears to have been sent to David G. many years ago.
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    My all time fav
    3 strings
    2 fingers
    1 Ass Hole & you have Guitar player, Keith Richards

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    Ouch!
    I wonder if the moderators will have a problem with the words used in that last one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hilburn View Post
    This is where my Jethro quote came from. Appears to have been sent to David G. many years ago.
    Jim, that one was so good I darned near dropped a whole handful of mashed potatoes and gravy!
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    My quote is from me. "Music, the most beautiful way to count time."

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    Don't wait until you get good to play with others. You get good because you play with others.
    Probably Mike Edgerton

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    “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
    "The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations, and often lose themselves in error and darkness!"
    --Leslie Daniel, "The Brain That Wouldn't Die."

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    Let the pick do the work.

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    "Stay away from them doughnuts boys, they's tuff an they ain't a bit sweet."
    - Bill Monroe sampling a bagel

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    “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.”
    ― Louis Armstrong
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    “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Another good one from Mr Fripp -
    "Music happens regardless of the music industry, not because of it"
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    This little speech may be one of the all-time greats:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27DdrvT2Ug

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    Couldn't resist another great one from Mr Fripp

    "Although the audience can choose the performer, the performer has to take the audience as given." - Robert Fripp

    when you think about it, that could change with subscriber type services for virtual live performances, choosing your audience - dangerous or a game changer?
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    “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.” ― Billy Joel

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    “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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    “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    "Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time."

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    "I can play as fast as I want and sing as high as I want" - Bill Monroe

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    Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that's easy.
    What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

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    "A journey of a thousand octaves begins with a half-step" - Toby W. Rush
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