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Old 01-04-2010, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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(Probably been done before, search engine stinks, blah blah blah)


Anyway, I was looking at some stuff about Kraftwerk and saw this. They were asked:

- "Do you listen to other music?"

To which one of them replied...

- "No. Maybe when we wander round. Sometimes when we go out to dance. Sometimes radio. I don't have a stereo at home. We listen to silence. We listen to fictitious music in our heads. Think music."


I thought about it for a minute and decided... that is completely awesome. I went to look for more music quotes, and came across another that just seemed perfectly fitting for MusicBanter users:


“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
-Sergei Rachmaninov




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Old 01-05-2010, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."
—Louis Armstrong
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The press quotes on the inside of my friend's vinyl copy of 'The Velvet Underground and Nico' are hilarious and awesome, and makes me wish I was at the Plastic Exploding Inevitable shows, because the critics sound bewildered, in love, frustrated and sort of scared at the same time. All of them together paint quite a picture of the critical reaction that the band had.


"A Three-ring psychosis that assaults the senses with the sights and sounds of the total environment syndrome ... Discordant music, throbbing cadences, pulsating tempo."
--Variety

"Not since the Titanic ran into that iceberg has there been such a collision as when Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable burst upon the audiences at The Trip Tuesday. For once a Happening really happened, and it took Warhol to come out from New York to show how it's done. "
--Los Angeles Times

This is the best one:


"Warhol's brutal assemblage --non-stop horror show. He has indeed put together a total environment, but it is an assemblage that actually vibrates with menace, cynicism, and perversion. To experience it is to be brutalized, helpless. --you're in any kind of horror you want to imagine, from police state to mad house. Eventually the reverberations in your ears stop. But what do you do with what you still hear in your brain ? The flowers of evil are in full bloom with the Exploding Plastic Inevitable."

--Michaela Williams, Chicago Daily News

"Shatteringly contemporary --the electronic music, loud enough to make the room and the mind vibrate in unison --Nico, the beautiful flaxen-haired girl, the noise, the lights, the film and the dances build to a screeching crescendo."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"The Velvet Underground, a group whose howling, throbbing beat is amplified and extended by electronic dial-twiddling, has a sound hard to describe, even harder to duplicate, but haunting in its uniqueness. And with the Velvets come the blonde, bland, beautiful Nico, another cooler Dietrich for another cooler generation. Art has come to the discotheque and it will never be the same again."
--John Wil****, East Village Other

"The sound is a savage series of atonal thrusts and electronic feedback. The lyrics combine Sado-Masochistic frenzy with free-association imagery. The whole sound seems to be the product of a secret marriage between Bob Dylan and The Marquis de Sade."
--Richard Goldstein, New York World Journal-Tribune

This is a good one too:

"The rock 'n roll music gets louder, the dancers get more frantic, and the lights start going on and off like crazy. And there are spotlights blinking in our eyes, and car horns beeping, and Gerard Malanga and the dancers are shaking like mad, and you don't think the noise can get any louder, and then it does, until there is one rhythmic tidal wave of sound, pressing down around you, just impure enough so you can still get the beat; the audience, all of it fused together into one magnificent moment of hysteria."
--George English, Fire Island News
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes, very nice quote
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."
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What about birds and whales.
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What about birds and whales.
More importantly, what about Mr. Ed?
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More importantly, what about Mr. Ed?
You see...these...these are the questions that keep me up at night.

Also you bastard did I properly submit my newest essay in my editor's pick thread? I remember putting it in the text box but I don't remember if I hit post and I already exited out of the tab.

Thanks in advance from an ingrate with no respect for modular authority because I am a rebel.
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You see...these...these are the questions that keep me up at night.

Also you bastard did I properly submit my newest essay in my editor's pick thread? I remember putting it in the text box but I don't remember if I hit post and I already exited out of the tab.

Thanks in advance from an ingrate with no respect for modular authority because I am a rebel.
It's all set now, ingrate.
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"Every generation wants to be the last. Every generation hates the next trend in music they can't stand. We hate to give up those reins of our culture. To find our own music playing in elevators. The ballad for our revolution, turned into background music for a television commercial. To find our generation's clothes and hair suddenly retro."

Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. (Robert G. Ingersoll)

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. (Paul Simon)

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. (Jean Paul Richter)

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent. (Victor Hugo)

Music helps you find the truths you must bring into the rest of your life. (Alanis Morissette)
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