There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
Every song is like a painting.
...I enjoyed it (Dr.Ducks Ax Wax) .. in fact I'm all out...
I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.
I've got holes in my guitar.
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
I became stereotyped.
I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.
I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.
People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.
Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.
My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
You can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.
I always felt people should live with animals.
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