Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today’s quotes: 2 quotes from Henry Purcell (1659– 1695)

Born in 1659, Henry Purcell was the finest and most original composer of his day. Though he was to live a very short life (he died in 1695) he was able to enjoy and make full use of the renewed flowering of music after the Restoration of the Monarchy.

"As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry."
-Henry Purcell

- "Poetry and painting have arrived to their perfection in our own country; music is yet but in its nonage, a forward child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the masters of it shall find more encouragement."
-Henry Purcell

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Today’s quotes: 15 Quotes from James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (1942–1970)

Born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, as Johnny Allen Hendrix. Now worldly known as Jimi Hendrix, learned to play guitar as a teenager, and grew up to become a rock guitar legend who excited audiences in the 1960s with his innovative electric guitar playing. One of his most memorable performances was at Woodstock in 1969, where he performed "The Star Spangled Banner." Hendrix died in 1970 from drug-related complications, leaving his mark on the world of rock music and remaining popular to this day.

"Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction."
-Jimi Hendrix

"I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes."
-Jimi Hendrix

"I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to."
-Jimi Hendrix

"When we go to play, you flip around and flash around and everything, and then they’re not gonna see nothin’ but what their eyes see. Forget about their ears."
-Jimi Hendrix

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
-Jimi Hendrix

"Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."
-Jimi Hendrix

"It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead your made for life."
-Jimi Hendrix

"In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first."
-Jimi Hendrix

"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded."
-Jimi Hendrix

"The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye."
-Jimi Hendrix

"one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man."
-Jimi Hendrix

"Excuse me while I kiss the sky."
-Jimi Hendrix


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
-Jimi Hendrix

"I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something."
-Jimi Hendrix

"When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do."
-Jimi Hendrix




Today's quotes: 10 quotes from Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918)


Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. One of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. His music is noted for its sensory content and frequent eschewing of tonality. The French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant.

"Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes."
-Claude Debussy

"There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature."
-Claude Debussy

"Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light."
-Claude Debussy

"Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory."
-Claude Debussy

"I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child."
-Claude Debussy

"The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen."
-Claude Debussy


"Extreme complication is contrary to art."
-Claude Debussy

"The century of airplanes has a right to its own music."
-Claude Debussy

"First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers."
-Claude Debussy

"Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law."
-Claude Debussy





Monday, October 28, 2013

Today's quotes: 8 quotes from Fryderyk Franciszek "Frederic" Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849)

Chopin, Polish pianist and composer. Born in 1810 in Poland (Zelazowa Wola) and perhaps the greatest composer for piano ever. He grew up on the countryside outside of Warsaw as the only son among three children, he being the second oldest. The family was not rich but neither poor and music was always present as both parents were musically gifted. It is told that Chopin's mother was a decent piano player and his father could bring out spellbinding melodies. He started playing piano at the age of 5 and diagnosed with tuberculosis early in his life. He died at the age of 39 (17 October 1849).

"Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!"
-Frederic Chopin

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
-Frederic Chopin


"I wish i could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but it take a kind of pleasure in indulging them."
-Frederic Chopin

"I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me."
-Frederic Chopin

"Here you doubtless observe my tendency to do wrong against my will."
-Frederic Chopin



"How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you."
-Frederic Chopin

"As something has involuntarily crept into my head through my eyes,I love to indulge it, even though it may be all wrong." 
-Frederic Chopin

"Play Mozart in memory of me— and I will hear you."
-Frederic Chopin




              Sunday, October 27, 2013

              Today’s quotes: 7 quotes from Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

              American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the grunge band, Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, WA in 1985 and established it as part of Seattle music scene. On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home. It was predicted that his death was actually on April 5, 1994 with a high concentration of heroin and traces of diazepam were also found in his body.

              "I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who i'm not."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

              -Kurt Cobain

              "The worst crime is faking it."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "We're so trendy we can't escape ourselves."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I'm too busy acting like i'm not Naive. I've seen it all, i was here first."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude."
              -Kurt Cobain

              "I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lots of things i wish i would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So i pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else."
              -Kurt Cobain

              Wednesday, October 10, 2012

              Today's quotes: 7 Quotes from Nesta Robert 'Bob" Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)

              He is a Jamaica musician and remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music.

              "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever"
               -Bob Marley

              "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively"
              -Bob Marley

              "Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight"
              -Bob Marley

              “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
              -Bob Marley

              "When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open."
              -Bob Marley

              “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure you hands are clean!”
              -Bob Marley

              "Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality"
              -Bob Marley


              Tuesday, October 9, 2012

              Today's quotes: 6 Quotes from John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)


              Celebrating John Lennon 72th Birthday, Happy Birthday John! :)

              "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."
              - John Lennon
              "Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
              - John Lennon
              "I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people."
              - John Lennon 
              "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."
              - John Lennon 

              "I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
              - John Lennon

              "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
              - John Lennon