"I hung at the studio. Myself and James Booker and several other musicians, as kids, we just literally hung at the studio, hoping somebody would get sick or get hurt and that we'd get to sub for them." - Dr. John
"The rawness and the richness of music on vinyl almost went away, but it still seems to be on a lot of people's radar, and for good reason. It does something different than more accessible means of music playing, like MP3 players and downloads and whatnot. You get in front of these archaic contraptions that go 'round and 'round." - Billy Gibbons, born this day in 1949.
"They looked at me like I was some kind of threat. [Mick] Jagger really tried to put me down, but there was no way some crude, lippy guy was going to do a number on me. I was always able to squelch him. I found out that if you stand up to Mick, he crumbles." - Anita Pallenberg
"People of the world, the next time you see a live band, and they go up there and do top ten material, or shuck around material, you oughta turn on them and say PLAY THE MUSIC - either play the music or GET OFF THE STAND. Tell them that." - Rob Tyner of the MC5, born this day in 1944.
"I actually got into music because of art and because of skateboarding: All those graphics and punk bands and fanzines - they were glued together in my brain. I never really planned on playing music. It just sort of decided on me. And I don't know what the hell I would have done otherwise." - Alison Mosshart
"The specter of color is apparent even when it goes unmentioned, and it is all too often the unseen force that influences public policy as well as private relationships. There is nothing more remarkable than the ingenuity that the various demarcations of the color line reflect. If only the same creative energy could be used to eradicate the color line; then it's days would indeed be numbered." - Dr. John. Right on.
"I am so happy I am out of that absolutely insane situation. I was making a record all by myself, watching a bunch of people lay around on a couch and watch TV. I think that was pissing me off a little bit." - Jay Bennett, born this day in 1963, on his ouster from Wilco.
"“Some people are so worried that there is not enough pie to go around, and that lifting up others limits their own opportunity. The need to feel better than someone in order to feel good about oneself is an age old insecurity." - Erika Wennerstrom.