“They come up with storyboards and lines, and I see the process. Then, I do what I do: Buffettizing.” — Jimmy Buffet, singer-songwriter and touring phenomenon, on his role in developing the new Margaritaville social networking game.
“Rickey doesn’t have albums. Rickey has CDs.” — Rickey Henderson, legendary Major League Baseball outfielder, when asked if he had the Garth Brooks album with the song Friends in Low Places. Henderson, was infamous for talking about himself in the 3rd person.
“People prefer man-to-machine over man-to-man relations when it comes to music discovery.” – David Hyman, CEO of subscription music service, MOG.
“It’s not just the ability to touch, see and smell an album and the artwork…it’s the fact that you are in a Real Place with Real People…and not just any people: other music-obsessed freaks like you. I discovered so many bands by just hanging out, talking to shopkeepers, getting recommendations from some random dude who was flipping through the Nick Cave bootleg box as fervently as I was. You can’t get that feeling sitting behind your computer, ever.” – Amanda Palmer, recording artist and technology enthusiast.
“The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself. My image was an issue at my record label. I fought for months and cried at meetings. I got criticized for being arrogant because if you’re sure of yourself as a woman they say you’re a bitch whereas if you’re a man and you’re strong-willed it’s normal.” — Lady Gaga
“It’s not F**K me, it’s F**K you.” — Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders and her advice to women in Rock and Roll.
“I snorted my Porsche. I snorted my plane. I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost”. — Steven Tyler, lead singer Aerosmith and American Idol judge.
‘The best pitch I ever heard about cocaine was back in the early eighties. It was a street dealer who followed me down the sidewalk going: I got some great blow man. I got the stuff that killed Belushi.” — Denis Leary, actor and author.
“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads…that sucks.” — Jeff Hammerbacher, ex-Facebook Head of Data, now co-founder Cloudera, a data-analysis software startup.
“People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.” — James Randi, magician, author, skeptic. During Alice Cooper’s 1973–1974 tour, performed as the dentist and executioner on stage.
“Let me tell you something. If you f***ing rip my hairbow and my wig off my f***ing head, my shoes, my bra, every single thing on my body, and you throw me on a piano with a microphone, I will f***ing make you cry…I feel I have been probed endlessly about who the f**k I am. I have been quite open about it. And still nobody seems to have a clue.” — Lady Gaga, to the NME.
“I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I ‘am’ seriously.” — David Bowie.
“(Twitter) it is the number one key in music right now. Having that relationship with fans where it’s not based on your record label, it’s based on you. When you are tweeting, it’s not about what label you’re on, it’s about you dealing with your fans directly.” — Snoop Dogg.
“The music business is in a giant mess right now, because of technology. And that’s the only reason. If the technology hadn’t changed, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in.” — Jack White
“As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music — with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ — is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny.” — Ashley Judd, Actor & Author.
“Rap is Black America’s CNN” — Chuck D, Public Enemy
‘Los Angeles in the least suitable place on earth for a person to go in search of identity and stability” — David Bowie, talking about the Los Angeles based recording of 1976’s Station To Staion.
“I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture? I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately. I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.” — Lady Gaga, in her cover story for Harper’s Bazaar May 2011 issue.
“My bass player came up to me and said, ‘Sarah, when are you going to start being a bitch?’ And I said, ‘That’s why I have a record company.” — Sarah McLachlan, Recording Artist.
“Do I look like an accident? ” — Jimmy Iovine, Chairman Interscope/Geffen/A&M, American Idol Mentor In Residence.