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Quotes about performing

Jack the Sailor 22 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM
RTim 22 Mar 14 - 04:46 PM
michaelr 22 Mar 14 - 04:55 PM
GUEST 22 Mar 14 - 05:06 PM
PHJim 23 Mar 14 - 03:20 AM
PHJim 23 Mar 14 - 03:20 AM
GUEST,take note folk club organisers 23 Mar 14 - 04:10 AM
Leadfingers 23 Mar 14 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,leeneia 23 Mar 14 - 07:24 AM
Mo the caller 23 Mar 14 - 08:17 AM
Bert 23 Mar 14 - 09:13 AM
GUEST,DTM 23 Mar 14 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,SqueezeMe 23 Mar 14 - 09:10 PM
meself 23 Mar 14 - 10:03 PM
GUEST,gillymor 23 Mar 14 - 10:42 PM
Ebbie 23 Mar 14 - 10:58 PM
Phil Cooper 24 Mar 14 - 12:24 AM
GUEST,FloraG 24 Mar 14 - 04:23 AM
GUEST 24 Mar 14 - 06:02 AM
BobKnight 24 Mar 14 - 06:39 AM
GUEST 24 Mar 14 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,Troubadour 24 Mar 14 - 07:33 PM
RTim 24 Mar 14 - 08:18 PM
GUEST 25 Mar 14 - 05:20 AM
Jim Carroll 25 Mar 14 - 11:47 AM
GUEST 25 Mar 14 - 07:45 PM
JHW 26 Mar 14 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: Quotes about performing
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 02:17 PM

QOTD: from Janis Iam on Facebook   "An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark ~ that is critical genius." ~Billy Wilder


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: RTim
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 04:46 PM

An Italian tenor was asked about the large fees he was paid to sing, and he replied,
"I don't get paid to sing, I get paid to be nervous."

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 04:55 PM

My band does not charge fees to perform. We charge to move the equipment.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 14 - 05:06 PM

The performance is free. The cost of the ticket is payment for years of practice.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: PHJim
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 03:20 AM

"Endeavour to play easy pieces well and with elegance; that is better than to play difficult pieces badly."
― Robert Schumann


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: PHJim
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 03:20 AM

"Endeavour to play easy pieces well and with elegance; that is better than to play difficult pieces badly."
― Robert Schumann


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,take note folk club organisers
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 04:10 AM

if you pay peanuts you get monkeys.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 06:52 AM

A quiet audience is fine , unless they are moving slowly and purposefully toward you


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 07:24 AM

Good one, Leadfingers. That one made me think.

Thanks, PHJim. I'm going to print your Schumann quote and put it on my piano.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Mo the caller
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 08:17 AM

"My band does not charge fees to perform. We charge to move the equipment."

Oh yes Michael. And to drive there in the rush hour, and back after midnight.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Bert
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 09:13 AM

"You have to get up on stage knowing that you are the greatest. Otherwise you'd never have the guts to do it"

A quote from me during a conversation with Rick Fielding.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 12:23 PM

"The audience were with me all the way but I managed to shake them off at the station" - Harry Secombe in a telegram to Michael Bentine


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 09:10 PM

Sorry, unable to attribute this, but I think it was some Victorian era concertina tutor book....

"The mark of a true musician is to practice, not so that he can get it right, but so that he can't get it wrong."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: meself
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 10:03 PM

"Fuck'm if they can't take a joke."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 10:42 PM

This from the Banjo Hangout posted recently by Oldwoodchuck regarding Old Time tunes:

"The fiddle plays melody rhythmically and the banjo plays rhythm melodically."

One that I always try to heed, not sure where it came from:

"Let the performance do the thinking."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Mar 14 - 10:58 PM

"You've been listening to the other performers playing great music. Now, for something completely different..."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 12:24 AM

Stan Rogers once said it was, "hours to tedious boredom, interrupted by moments of abject terror."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 04:23 AM

At a young age my daughter was taken to see an opera as a birthday treat for a friend.
How was it?
It was Ok apart from the singing.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 06:02 AM

SqueezeMe's quote came to me as "Amateurs practise until they can do it right, professionals practise until they can't get it wrong."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: BobKnight
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 06:39 AM

"A band/musician that plays for nothing, is worth nothing."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 09:42 AM

"A band is an un-natural act between consenting musicians."


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST,Troubadour
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 07:33 PM

If they love you, love 'em back!

If they hate you, take the money and move on!


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: RTim
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 08:18 PM

Jeannie Robertson (I think!) " This song is old, and continues to be old."

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 05:20 AM

"Dick Miles, He doesnt get many gigs since metrification" quote from Vin Garbutt


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 11:47 AM

My wife Pat was once taken to see the opera, Lucia De Lammamore.
On leaving, hr companion said "wasn't the mad scene incredible?
Her reply "mad scene??"
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 07:45 PM

One advantage of writing your own material is only you know when you've sodded it up - but only you is applauding yourself for getting it right thereafter.


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Subject: RE: Quotes about performing
From: JHW
Date: 26 Mar 14 - 04:24 PM

Chris Coe (so I was told)
'Never stand in front of the song, always behind'


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