The time is now.
More quotes by Charlie Parker
I kept thinking there’s bound to be something else? I could hear it sometimes, but I couldn’t play it.
You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
More quotes about Music
Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more. When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.
Being so inescapably a part of it, I’ll never know what the listener gets, what the listener feels and that’s too bad.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing very powerful emotions. That’s what draws people towards it.
When you hear my lyrics, you hear the shots that I throw at people. I throw shots because I always been the underdog. I got rejected so many times, and I say it in my lyrics constantly.
I’m still searching even today for a sound, like the guy that’s searching for a home. I haven’t been able to find that completely. I’m satisfied at times with the sound of my guitar… but it is a little sound that I hear but I can’t tell anybody about it. I don’t know how. But if I ever get it, I’ll know.
No one remembers who wrote the tune, putting pen to paper in some lonely place. They remember who had the hit.
Silence is what makes music sexy. I just move blocks of silence around. The notes are an afterthought.