Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues -- communicating with an audience.
This microphone is the key to the universe. When you have this in your hands, you are the most powerful person in the whole world, let's get!.
I like to feel the burn of the audience's eyes when I'm whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone.
Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!
Take a microphone out of my hands, and I'm just plain folks.
Every time I talk about this, I say: when the singer is singing, he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he's saying. You can't put a trombone and a drum up there, and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody. You can't hear what he's saying.
When I sit down to write a song, it's a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I'm about to do.
I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners. I love that. It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much.
I'm liking the idea more and more of just standing up with a microphone and talking.
I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
I'd been studying the microphone for a dozen years, and I suddenly saw what I'd been doing wrong. I'd been singing too loud. One night I was listening to a record by Lester Young, the horn player, and it came to me. Relax, just relax. It's all going to be all right.
When it comes down to the music, it's just you and the microphone. It's not you and the record execs.
For live you need a microphone for the snare and the high hat, the kick drum, a nice stereo overhead and one for the toms - you can get away with using four mikes.
I have a microphone on one ankle and an ankle bracelet on the other, so I'm well balanced today.
I'll have the music, and then I'll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody.
People like my voice and say I can sing, but I don't like microphones in front of my face: it distracts me.
I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night.
Yeah, anybody can go in with two turntables and a microphone or a home studio sampler and a little cassette deck or whatever and make records in their bedrooms.
The only thing I'd ever done with news was to read copy sitting at the microphone in the studio.
I like to hold the microphone cord like this, I pinch it together, then I let it go, then you hear a whole bunch of jokes at once.
Playing and singing at the same time is pretty cool, but sometimes it's difficult to know when you can just really let go a bit because you've got to get back to bloody microphone and sing some stuff.
I found at an early age the times when I learned the most about myself was when I got thrown out there on a stage in front of a microphone when you didn't really want to be out there, where you're kind of afraid.
What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man's face right after he has learned of his wife's death?
Things like microphones are dangerous things because you never know when they might feedback and squeal.
Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire!
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