Practice Any Art ….

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

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“Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School” by Emily Thomas, http://www.huffingtonpost.com. October 6, 2014.

Music Language

Music is the one universal language. It’s your best friend when the chips are down, and it’s better than any energy drink when you’re feeling it.

Dave Smalley

When It’s Time

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

~ Jimi Hendrix

Music ~ Albert Einstein

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
~ Albert Einstein

I’ll read my books ….

I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.                                                                                                                            ~ J. D. Salinger

I’m Still Learning About Music ~ Tony Bennett

“I’m still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen.”
~ Tony Bennett

Music

If music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. ~Vera Nazarian

Taxman

“George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.”
– Paul McCartney

White Rabbit

“‘White Rabbit’ was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a ‘Bolero’ rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it’s hard to miss.” – Grace Slick

Literacy

“Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.” – Grace Slick

Blue Skies

“Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see”

– Ella Fitzgerald

Walking

I was walking through the leaves. Falling from the trees. Feelin’ like a stranger nobody sees. ~Bob Dylan

Love and Theft (2001)

Music Is

“A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear.” – Miles Davis

Love Is

To sing is to love and affirm,
to fly and to soar,
to coast into the hearts of the people
who listen
to tell them that life is to live,
that love is there,
that nothing is a promise,
but that beauty exists,
and must be hunted for and found.
-Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)

The Past

The past is gone and the future might not even be, the only thing we ever experience is the now, I try to enjoy the minute. -George Harrison

Music

Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. -Kabir

Moondance

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
’Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low…
~Van Morrison, “Moondance,” recorded 1969

Music

Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry, music without the idea is
simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.

Edgar Allan Poe, Letter to Mr. B-

R.I.P. Greg Allman

Greg Allman, along with his late brother Duane, that founded The Allman Brothers Band, passed away. He was 69 years old.

Short Story

On a beautiful warm day, he decides to go outside, and sits himself down on the stoop. He takes out his blues harp, and plays some down home blues. Some of the passersby stop to watch him, and love what they are hearing. That makes him a very happy guy.

Short Story

The air outside is hot

The air is stifling

The dogs are laying in the shade

The old man is sitting on the stoop

Playing the blues with his harmonic

The people who pass by are smiling

The old man knows it all good

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Short fiction

Time Flies

Paul McCartney’s birthday
is today, (June 18, 1942).
He is now 73 years young.

It just seems like it was
only yesterday, that The
Beatles landed in New York.
And that was in February
of 1964. Then he was
a 21 year older, and
a start of a successful
career.

Time flies.

John Lennon Quote

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”

– John Lennon

Music

“I love rock-n-roll. I think it’s an exciting art form. It’s revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.”

– Nick Cave

http://www.bquot.es/s/2704

I do agree with what he is saying.

Music & Art

“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”

– Woody Allen