I’ve always wanted to be in music, but I’m not talented at all. Now I just go to concerts, and I’m fascinated by the bands and their music. When I go to a concert, I can’t believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time.
When I go to a concert, I can’t believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time.
I suppose it would be really alarming to an artist to play in a concert and see everybody just watching.
I enjoy many activities that appeal to teens (concerts, films, painting, etc.)
What do you do that most appeals to teens?
Blue October: TeenFX
On the guitar, musical alchemist, playing and singin his ass off, Mr. Joe Fucking Perry!
During the song Stop Messin’ at a concert.
Clearly, no longer can a dictator count on East~West confrontation to stymie concerted United Nations action against aggression. A new partnership of nations has begun. And we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective – - a new world order – - can emerge: a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.
Speech to joint session of Congress (11 September 1990), as quoted in Encyclopedia of Leadership (2004) by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns, p. 1776 and Confrontation in the Gulf; Transcript of President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress The New York Times. September 12, 1990.
It can never be again! Everyone always talks about a good thing coming to an end, as if life was over. But I’ll be 40 when this interview comes out. Paul is 38. Elton John, Bob Dylan we’re all relatively young people. The game isn’t over yet. Everyone talks in terms of the last record or the last Beatle concert but, God willing, there are another 40 years of productivity to go. I’m not judging whether I Am The Walrus is better or worse than I’magine. It is for others to judge. I am doing it. I do. I don’t stand back and judge I do.
John Lennon on talk of a Beatles reunion
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
Where do people get off saying the Beatles should give $200,000,000 to South America? You know, America has poured billions into places like that. It doesn’t mean a damn thing. After they’ve eaten that meal, then what? It lasts for only a day. After the $200,000,000 is gone, then what? It goes round and round in circles. You can pour money in forever. After Peru, then Harlem, then Britain. There is no one concert. We would have to dedicate the rest of our lives to one world concert tour, and I’m not ready for it. Not in this lifetime, anyway.
John Lennon responding to suggestion that the Beatles should reunite and perform benefit concerts.
I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
I have always loved Waffle House. It’s been like an oasis in the desert many times late at night after one of my concerts.
I laugh at myself. I don’t take myself completely seriously. I think that’s another quality that people have to hold on to… you have to laugh, especially at yourself. I do it in most of the things I do, and most of the videos that I make and most of my performances. Even in my concerts there are so many moments when I just stood still and laughed at myself.
Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individualsthat it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the governmentthat it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.