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Michael Angelo Batio

Michael Angelo Batio spiller i Svendborg

Set i en gammel reklame for G&L Guitars:

"Mass production is for Soda Pop and Automobiles"

Guitarmen, wake up and pluck wire
for sound, let them hear you play
Charlie Christian, 1939

In 1962 when rejecting the Beatles:
"we don't like their sound,
and guitarmusic is on the way out"
Decca Recording

We didn't have any instruments,
so I had to use my guitar.
Mother Maybelle Carter

Keith Richards on how he keeps fit:
“Passing the vodka bottle
and playing the guitar.”

"Music is spiritual.
The music business is not."
Van Morrison

"All music is folk music.
I ain't never heard no horse sing a song"
Louis Armstrong

I've been imitated so well.
I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Jimi Hendrix

I've had three wives
and three guitars.
I still play the guitars
Andres Segovia

If you make the same
mistake 3 times, that
becomes your "arrangement"

I realized that equipment
really had little to do with why
I sound like the way I sound.
Pat Metheny

I don't care about the rules.
In fact, if I don't break the rules at least
10 times in every song
then I'm not doing my job properly.
Jeff Beck

Experimenting with different
sounds is great, but when it comes
down to it, you're still playing a guitar.
Daisy Berkowitz

What I do now is all my dad's fault,
because he bought me a guitar as a boy,
for no apparent reason.
Rod Stewart

Without music to decorate it, time is just
a bunch of boring production deadlines
or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa

Too many pieces of music
finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar,
you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it,
you're gonna be rewarded.
Jimi Hendrix

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still My Guitar Gently Weeps.
George Harrison

I just go where the guitar takes me.
Angus Young

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.
Miles Davis

You can't be a politician with a guitar
John Doe

I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school.
Jimmy Page

Don't let the same dog bite you twice.
Chuck Berry

It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
Neil Young

You can play a shoestring if you're sincere
John Coltrane

The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize
the top of the mountain is big enough for
more than one band.
Paul Stanley

Life is a lot like jazz...
it's best when you improvise
George Gershwin

Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
Miles Davis

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

You can't arrest me, I'm a rockstar.
Sid Vicious

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Boxing is like jazz, the better it is,
the less people appreciate it.
George Foreman

As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.
George Harrison

I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
Bob Dylan

You know what I hate about rock?
I hate tie-dyed tee shirts
Kurt Kobain

Avant-garde music is sort of research music.
You're glad someone's
done it but you don't necessarily
want to listen to it.
Brian Eno

"I suppose ultimately I'm interested
in music. I'm a musician.
I'm not a gunslinger. That's the
difference between what I do and what
a lot of guitar heroes do."
The Edge

“I like Wagner's music much better than
anybody's. It's so loud that one can talk the whole time without people hearing you.”
Bob Marley

As much as you put into it
is as much
as you get out of it.
Nuno Bettencourt

“One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.”
Bob Marley

I've been poor and I've been rich
and rich is better
Bessie Smith

You're only as good
as your last record
David Sanborn

The coolest thing I've gotten to do
in the past few years is guest star
on Sesame Street.
Norah Jones

Art is making something
out of nothing and selling it
Frank Zappa

I dress to kill, but tastefully
Freddie Mercury

Competitions are for horses,
not artists
Bela Bartok

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself
 Johann Sebastian Bach

“Every time I listen to Wagner,
I get the urge to invade Poland.” 
Woody Allen

I need drama in my life to keep making music

And there's a feeling you get from
making music that is unlike
anything else in the world.
Kid Rock

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
Jim Morrison

Music is the strongest form of magic
Marilyn Manson

Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you're not walking in it, go find it.
Roberta Flack

Musik er ligesom narkotika
- det er bare billigere

Every bad situation
is a blues song waiting to happen
Amy Winehouse

“I like beautiful melodies -
telling me terrible things.”
 Tom Waits

Hvor ord svigter, taler musikken
H. C. Andersen

Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you
that it's not OK, but you can change it.

Well, we play Country music;  we're just
not sure what country it is.
Jerry Jeff Walker

I think a lot of people came into rock n' roll to try to change the world.
I came into rock n' roll to make music.
Steve Winwood

I don't need an award to inspire
me to keep making music.
Jake Bugg

Sometimes Lennon needed
McCartney and sometimes
Simon needed Garfunkel.
You'd go mad doing
everything on your own.
Jake Bugg

“I’m a family oriented guy; I’ve personally started four or five this year.“
David Lee Roth

The guitar chose me
Charlie Byrd

Some of the worst mistakes
of my life have been haircuts
Jim Morrison

The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself
Ludwig van Beethoven

Fifty percent of rock is having a good time
Roger Daltrey (The Who)

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
Freddie Mercury (Queen)

When we separate music
from life we get art
John Cage

My sunglasses are like my guitar.
Patti Smith

Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain... you hear them and they're affixed to you.
 Carlos Santana

Having a visual element to your
band is a good thing.
Billy Gibbons

I've never seen the devil create music.
Little Richard

Everybody loves you when you're
six foot in the ground.
John Lennon

I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do
that with a piano.
Elton John

You can't go to the store and buy
a good ear and rhythm.
Les Paul

I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes
people happy, and that's why I go on doing it
- I like to see everybody smile.
Buddy Guy

Every so often, I feel I should graduate to
classical music, properly. But the truth is,
I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
Tony Blair

The only thing that comes to a
sleeping man is dreams.
Tupac Shakur

I have a theory that the only original
things we ever do are mistakes
Billy Joel

When I'm having a bad day, I pick up my guitar.
Michelle Branch


Perhaps when music has been
shouting for so long,
a quieter voice seems attractive.
Brian Eno

Master your instrument.
Master the music. And then forget
all that bullshit and just play.
Charlie Parker

With music, you often don't have to translate it.
It just affects you, and you don't know why.
David Byrne

I don't care about the word 'pop'.
The Beatles were pop; it's just what's popular.
Jake Bugg

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails,
but that's what we face when
we're dealing with improvisation.
Jan Garbarek

If you don't make mistakes,
you aren't really trying
Coleman Hawkins

Musicians are the architects of heaven.
Bobby McFerrin

Until you learn to play what you want to hear,
you're barking up the wrong tree.
Billy Gibbons

There are two means of refuge from
the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

It's taken me all my life
to learn what not to play
Dizzy Gillespie

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields
back in the good old days. A whole lot of
things would've been straightened out.
Jimi Hendrix

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago,
by today you would have
been two weeks better at it.”
John Mayer

Picking a guitar was a lot easier than picking cotton.
Glen Campbell

Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar
except, possibly two
Frederic Chopin












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Efterhånden som de bliver udskiftet, ryger de brugte citater over på denne side:

I often think in music, live my daydreams in music,
and see my life in terms of music.
I get most joy in life out of music.
Albert Einstein

Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Chet Atkins

Puberty was very vague.
I literally locked myself in a room and played guitar.
Johnny Depp

When the band plays fast, you play slow;
when the band plays slow, you play fast.
Miles Davis explaining soloing

Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate,
vicious form of expression
it has been my misfortune to hear.
Frank Sinatra

An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada
and couldn't take his guitar with him.
When I found it in the attic, I'd found a friend for life.

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens
people and unleashes all manner of
conservative defense mechanisms.

Salman Rushdie

Når du får vurderet en guitar,
så spørg også hvad vurderingsmanden selv vil betale for den.

Hørt på Vintage guitar messen i Svendborg, 2009

Music is the language of the heart, the sound of the soul.
Joe Satriani

Play the music, not the instrument. 

Bicycles are almost as good as
guitars for meeting girls
Bob Weir

Actually 1978 was a really exciting time for U2.
We had just discovered F sharp minor.
So we had the fourth chord and we'd only had three up to then.
Bono on U2's early days

. . . but you have to give your whole life to a cello.
When I realized that, I went back to the guitar
and just turned the volume up a bit louder.
Ritchie Blackmore

All the world is birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison

Dick Cavett asked Jimi Hendrix something like,
How does it feel to be the best guitarplayer in the world?

To which Jimi replies, No, no ... what about the best
guitar player in the room ... I mean, what about in this chair?"

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar,
have taken all the sizes and all the shapes,
in order not to be separated from the man.
Andres Segovia

What makes the most money for this
business? Dead rock stars.
Courtney Love

Blues is to jazz what yeast is to
bread - without it, it's flat.
Carmen McRae

I'm not God's gift to rockabilly.
There's great players out there, and
some of them deserve a lot more than they've gotten.
Brian Setzer

One chord is fine
Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
Lou Reed

I've messed myself up more playing music
than when I played football.
Zakk Wylde

I saw "A Hard Day's Night"
12 or 13 times.
Pat Metheny

I don't like nostalgia
unless it's mine.
Lou Reed

The great thing about
rock and roll is that someone
like me can be a star.
Elton John

We all have idols.
Play like anyone you care about
but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.
B. B. King

The scratches in Yoko Ono records are moments of relief. 
S. A. Sachs

I don't read music. I don't write it.
So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
James Taylor

"Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
Victor Hugo

Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.
Art Blakey

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa

 My mother has always been unhappy with what I do.
She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer
Mick Jagger

I always use the same guitar;
I got this guitar years and years ago for nine pounds.
It's still got the same strings on it.
Brian Eno

It all comes down to the density
of the wood.
Every guitar's different
Robin Trower

"I'm good at what I do - simple kind of stuff. But I'm a Pete Townsend
kind of player. I hit it hard. I shake it a lot. But I don't do anything fancy.
It's very rock and roll.”
Chase Westfall

“I’m pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don’t use many gadgets,
and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway.”
Brian May

Too much Ego will kill your talent
Ukendt tekstforfatter

Once we're inside a tune,
we can do anything with it.
Keith Jarrett

Den som blot gemmer sig
bag noderne, begår en forbrydelse
Adam Fischer

I only write about stuff that’s happened to me. . .
stuff I can’t get past personally
Luckily, I'm quite self-destructive
Amy Winehouse

I used to be disgusted;
now I try to be amused
Elvis Costello

". . . maybe the most important thing
each generation does, is to break a lot
of rules and make up their own way
of doing things"
Jackson Browne

Jimi Hendrix blev engang spurgt om hvordan
det var at være verdens bedste guitarist.
Han svarede "Det ved jeg ikke, hvorfor spørger du ikke Rory Gallagher?"

Livet er som en hullet landevej
- nogle har bare bedre støddæmpere. . .
Kim Larsen

It's taken me all my life
to learn what not to play
Dizzy Gillespie

Success is falling nine times
and getting up ten
Jon Bon Jovi

Playing music is the best thing in the world.
It makes show business almost bearable
David Johansen, New York Dolls

“Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.”
 Richard Wagner

If you wanted to torture me
you'd tie me down and force me to watch
our first five videos
Jon Bon Jovi

Shoot for the moon
- if you miss
you'll end up in the stars
Artie Shaw

“If anyone asks you what kind of music you play,
tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel.”
Buddy Holly

I believe that music is connected by
human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies
Elvis Costello

The piano has been drinking, not me
Tom Waits

Sund fornuft, har aldrig stoppet en tosse

There's no religion but sex and music

Music is being treated
as one big karaoke machine
Robin Gibb

First I was a European-style player, then I was a downtown 'noise guy,'
and now some people call me an Americana guy
Bill Frisell

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I'm frightened of the old ones.
John Cage

I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.
Clarence Clemons
Blandt andet saxofonist E Street Band

When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star
David Bowie

Frank Zappa ... was Beethoven for insane rock guys
Scott Ian

One good thing about music,
when it hits you, you feel no pain
Bob Marley

“If you're going to kick authority in
the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”
Keith Richards

There ain't no devil,
only God when he's drunk.
Tom Waits

“I don't know how music works, I'm just glad that it does.”
Lou Brutus

Networking is rubbish;
have friends instead.
Steve Winwood

"Jimi Hendrix is not dead
God just asked for guitar lessons"

None of us wanted to be the bass player.
In our minds he was the fat
guy who always played at the back.
Paul McCartney

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

“I’m not God but if I were God, ¾ of you would be girls,
and the rest would be pizza and beer.”
Axl Rose

Og ved de gode koncerter, dér hvor det begynder at suse for ørerne, dér hvor Guds engle flyver henover scenen, bliver vi alle sammen meget smukke!
Kim Larsen

Without music,
life would be a mistake
Friedrich Nietzsche

I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing.
They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.
Jimmy Page

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I re-invented my image so many times
that I'm in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.
David Bowie

Old music is the same as new music -
it's just a different way of delivering it.
Jeff Lynne

Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.
Stanley Clarke

It seems to me that most people are impressed with just three things:
how fast you can play, how high you can play, and how loud you can play.
Chet Baker

What's missing from pop music is danger.

There's no religion but sex and music.

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!
B. B. King

It's very important to vote. People died for this right
Lenny Kravitz

I'm not into albums that are
meant to sound perfect
Dave Grohl

Iconic artists are never straight ahead.
Michael Jackson loved Elvis and Burt
Bacharach, and uniquely blended
both of them into what he did.
Pharrell Williams

Musikken gør en svag
på en måde så man blir stærk
Benny Andersen

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
Duke Ellington

I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
David Bowie

Stages are getting higher and higher, and I'm getting older and older.
Iggy Pop

Bass guitar is the engine of the band.
Suzi Quatro

Take whatever happens and try to make it work.
Herbie Hancock

I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to
Tomasz Dabrowski

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.
Woody Guthrie

I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.
Thom York

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Mick Jagger

As far as I'm concerned, I'm just a guitar player, and my job is
to go out there and play and entertain and do my thing
Les Paul

I see music as fluid architecture
Joni Mitchell

Richard Wagner, a musician who wrote music
which is better than it sounds

Richard Wagner

I've always loved the electric guitar:
to hold it and work it and hear what it does is unreal.
David Lynch

When I heard BB King's 'Sweet Sixteen,'
I knew I wanted to play bass because that was the thing
that made that record: the bass player.
Donald Dunn

Being in a band turns you into a child and keeps you there.
Thom Yorke

All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
Thelonious Monk

Who I am as a guitarist is defined
by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
John Mayer

I've realized you can use a fork as a spoon
if you use it rapidly enough.
John Mayer

If you're only a fan of the old music,
that music's gonna wind up sounding even older.
Johnny Van Zant

Guitar is easy, all it takes is 5 fingers,
6 strings, and 1 asshole
Keith Richards