Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Quote of the day, April 12

April 13, 2017

Ryan Adams, from “Stay with Me”

Love, when you call my name,
It sends me running into the flame
I love you baby, just treat me right
Hold me closer in the middle of the night
I love you girl, and it’s alright
Stay with me …

Quote of the day, March 15

March 15, 2017

Igor Stravinsky, on composing

“I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 8

February 8, 2017

Little Village, from “Don’t Think about Her When You’re Trying to Drive”

A heart in your condition
Shouldn’t be out on that road tonight
Bad clutch and your load keeps shiftin’
But hold on, Buddy you’ll be alright
You’ll wake tomorrow morning
You’ll probably be in Memphis or somewhere
And they won’t know one thing about her

Those lips, those eyes, that hair

Don’t think aboyt her
Move on, you’re lucky just to be alive
You’ll live without her
Just don’t you think about her
When you’re tryin’ to drive

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 25, 2017

Pete Townshend, from “Substitute”

Substitute your lies for facts …


Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2017

Elvis Costello, from “Brilliant Mistake”

He thought he was the King of America
Where they pour Coca Cola just like vintage wine
Now I try hard not to become hysterical
But I’m not sure if I am laughing or crying
I wish that I could push a button
And talk in the past and not the present tense
And watch this hurtin’ feeling disappear
Like it was common sense
It was a fine idea at the time
Now it’s a brilliant mistake …

Quote of the day, Jan. 6

January 6, 2017

Mark Knopfler, on the past

“Instead of receding, the past actually becomes more important. That’s what will happen to you. It sounds unlikely, but the past actually changes complexion as you get older.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 22, 2016

Bob Dylan, on what people do 

“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 11

November 12, 2016

Los Lobos, from, “A Matter of Time”

Speak softly, don’t wake the baby
Come and hold me once more
Before I have to leave
Because there’s a lot of work out there
Everything will be fine
And I’ll send for you baby
Just a matter of time

Our life, the only thing we know
Come and tell me once more
Before you have to go
That’s there’s a better world out there
Though it don’t feel right
Will it be like I hope
Just a matter of ….

Quote of the day, Oct. 14

October 14, 2016

Bob Dylan, from “Oxford Town”

He went down to Oxford Town
Guns and clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Oxford Town

Oxford Town around the bend
He come in to the door, he couldn’t get in
All because of the color of his skin
What do you think about that, my friend?

Quote of the day, Oct. 13

October 14, 2016

Mark Knopfler, from “Tunnel of Love”

And now I’m searching through these carousels and the carnival arcades
Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades
In any shooting gallery where promises are made
To rock away rock away from Cullercoats and Whitley bay out to rock awayAnd girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids
Girl it looks so pretty to me like it always did
Like the Spanish city to me when we were kids …