Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
Think globally, act locally.
There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going'.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
I love his voice (Dave) and the song writing is scary; it's phenomenal. He's the most inspirational guy out there for me now.
I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.
The world is in your hands, now use it.
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
Every drop in the ocean counts.
Bear in mind the simple rule, X squared to the power of two minus five over the seven point eight three times nineteen is approximately equal to the cube root of MCC squared divided by X minus a quarter of a third percent. Keep that in mind, and you can't go very far wrong.
It's time to move on, time to get going, What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing, But under my feet, baby, grass is growing, It's time to move on, it's, time to get going.
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
In the fall of 1989, I was working with a band who turned me on to the bootlegged recordings of Brian Wilson's legendary, aborted Smile sessions. Like a musical burning bush, these tapes awakened me to a higher consciousness in record making. I was amazed that one, single human could dream up this unprecedented and radically advanced approach to rock 'n roll.
I was really stunned when I met him several months later. Far from the catatonic drug burn-out the tabloids loved to depict, the guy I got to know was lucid and happening. When we started to mess around in the studio, it became clear that he was capable of making a record every bit as complex and beautiful as Pet Sounds whenever he felt like it. How could a talent so great be so misunderstood and under appreciated?
My personal favorite is "Caroline No," his paean to lost innocence. I hear the weary voice of a man who's been hurled through the emotional wringer and yet, one can plainly discern the youthful sweetness, optimism and goodness that characterizes Brian's soul. It's that dichotomy that makes him one of the most enigmatic and endearing characters of these times.
I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.
Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read
I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
Evaluate what you want -- because what gets measured, gets produced.
James A Belasco
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.