I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.” — Lady Gaga
“I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” — David Bowie
“I’m not dating. I’m not sexing, I’m not even sexting. It’s on complete nil. You think you’re disappointed? [by her lack of sex]… Try being in this body!” — Rihanna, The Rolling Stone interview.
“You know what rock musicians are? They are hung up, neurotic, over-weight hippies with sex problems.” — David Lee Roth
“Avoid popularity if you would have peace” — Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President Of the United States.
“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not” — Kurt Cobain, Nirvana.
“There is no better time than now to strengthen or build your network. A solid network will serve you well for years to come and will be an additional tool in your toolbox especially during these times of economic uncertainty…consider joining an online professional network such as LinkedIn. You can add your professional memberships/organizations to your profile for added visibility. Invite your contacts to join and continue expanding your network with updated information.” — Kathy Jo Pollack, certified life coach, trainer, and professional speaker.
“He’s on LinkedIn, Lemon. He might as well be dead.” — Jack Donaghy, Network Television CEO, 30 Rock.
“We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” — Apple spokeswoman in this mornings Wall Street Journal, on heels of report that Apple has sued Amazon over the launch of the Amazon “Appstore”.
“We watch our competitors, learn from them, see the things that they were doing for customers and copy those things as much as we can.” — Jeff Bezos, date unknown.
More on the Amazon/Apple/App story here.
“I just don’t think everything should cost the same price, I think that’s un-American.” — Kid Rock, iTunes hold-out.
“I’m not only a fan of Apple products, I have stock in the company. I think Steve Jobs has started one of the greatest corporations in the world.” — Kid Rock, Apple fanboy.
“Radio is dying because it’s inconvenient and limiting, the content is not interactive, and it’s available on only a limited number of devices.” — Michael Robertson, DAR.fm
“If TV is America’s hub then radio is America’s companion. We live with consumers and they consume radio a little more than they do the internet every day. It’s still a little less than TV but a little more than everything else…Digital is an opportunity for growth, not a threat.” — Bob Pittman, Chairman Clear Channel Radio.
“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.” — Charlie Sheen discussing, well, Charlie Sheen.
“It left me with emotional damage. My mind is like Swiss cheese. Unbelievable holes in my memory.” — David Bowie, discussing his cocaine and drug addictions.
‘Who would want to break into it (the Music Business)? It’s like a bank that’s already been robbed.” — Randy Newman, songwriter, back-stage at The Oscars.
“If the milk industry can make their product seem sexy and increase consumer demand, there must be hope for music.” — Gary Arnold, Best Buy.