The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.

By : H. L. Mencken 0 Likes          


But since the middle of the century in particular, the music has become very irregular in rhythm.

By : Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.

By : Mahalia Jackson

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I think it was 37 years that I did music.

By : Barbara Mandrell

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I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.

By : Ann Beattie

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Aesthetically, we were enormously successful. Economically... there was no success. It was all about music of the future and unfortunately it was a band that didn't have any future.

By : Wayne Kramer

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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.

By : Tom Verlaine

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I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.

By : Joan Jett

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The end of all good music is to affect the soul.

By : Claudio Monteverdi

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I think what I'm going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock 'n' roll and do what I like to do in music.

By : Joan Jett

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When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely.

By : Florent Schmitt

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Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.

By : Mel Ferrer

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Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that's what began my interest in music.

By : Tom Glazer

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