Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Anaïs Nin

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"I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself." (March 25, 1933)

Anaïs Nin (21 Feb. 1903 - 14 Jan. 1977) - French-born author.

Quote of the Week: Walter Becker

"My primary influences were the best jazz players from the '50s and '60s and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians."

Walter Becker (20 Feb. 1950 - 2 Sept. 2017) - American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder of the American rock band Steely Dan. RIP, Walter.

Quote of the Week: Sam Shepard

"To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and never will be a novelist, but to write a novel is not the same thing as writing a play. There is a difference in form, but essentially what you're after is the same thing."

Sam Shepard (5 November 1943 - 27 July 2017) - American actor, writer, playwright, director, winner of three Pulitzer Prices in theater. I shall always remember your brilliant play/musical The Tooth of Crime at La Mama Theatre starring Ray Wise. Or the Quaid Brothers in True West at the Cherry Lane Theater. I'd forgotten that you and Bob Dylan wrote the epic "Brownsville Girl" from Dylan's Knocked Out Loaded. You were a guy's guy; a dude well before The Big Lebowski. RIP, Sam.

Quote of the Week: Alan Holdsworth

"Don't let your hands dictate what you think you can do. Look at fingerboard charts and imagine your eyes dancing on the notes you want to play, and forget about whether your hands can do it or not. Just try it."

Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) - British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, but is best known for his work in prog rock and jazz fusion. He was in the super group U.K. with Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson and John Wetton as well as Soft Machine, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and The New Tony Williams Lifetime. An amazingly talented guitarist, his contributions to music will be missed. RIP, Mr. Holdsworth.