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- I've always thought of myself as a ballad singer who could sing rock 'n' roll, not the other way around,
- Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me.
- Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.
- Seems to me, that the worlds are moving closer together rather than one invading the other. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
- The words that are being spoken are serious, whether you take them at face value or listen to them at all, ... I'm not a preacher, I'm a singer. I can sing about serious things, but I don't think I have to put on a pious face to do it.
- Women hear rhythm differently than men.
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture" seems to be by martin mull (http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/07/ot-we-hear-from-martin-mull.html) 184.108.40.206 11:48, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
The SNL Incident 
Shouldn't his quote (something to the effect of "[To The Attractions:] Stop, stop! [To the audience:] Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize; there's absolutely no reason for you to hear that song. [To The Attractions:] Radio radio.) from his first Saturday Night Live appearance be on here? I'd put it up but I don't have time to look up Wikiquote sourcing policies right now; if I think about it, I'll come back and do it, but someone else should feel free to beat me too it. --M, 2013-01-04 21:58 (UTC)