"Basically, I'm just a guitar player that figured out I wasn't ever gonna be able to buy dinner with my guitar playing so I got into songwriting, which is a little more profitable business." - J.J. Cale, born this day in 1938.
"If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out. Songs don't wear out. Good songs are good now. If they were a comfort during those hard times in the past, they'll be a comfort in today's age." - Levon Helm
"The more nervous I am, and the more insane a situation is, the more I love it and get addicted to it. That's why I love playing on stage. And I kind of freak out if I don't get to do it, because it's a big part of my sanity, I think." - Alison Mosshart
Tonight's favorite Discogs Marketplace description - "Vinyl looks very close to unplayed, should play EX, however plays VG to EX as numerous tracks play with light noise, seemingly from pressing quality. There's also a small pressing fault that causes 5-10 light clicks."
"I want my records to be the most magnificent and glorious-sounding records, but also want them to be the most intense and fragile. And I want that all in the same ten-second bit of music." - J Spaceman, born this day in 1965.
"Grace is what matters in anything - especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. That's a quality that I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching out for the gun too quickly. It keeps you from destroying things too foolishly. It sort of keeps you alive." - Jeff Buckley
"It hasn't really been a focus of our government to make us an educated people. Just in general, any government throughout history hasn't really wanted its people to be educated, because then they couldn't control them as easily." - Maynard James Keenan