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Title: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Rivers on January 04, 2014, 07:43:41 AM
Here's this year's fresh quotes thread. This one is named after a 12 string song recorded in prison by Eugene Rhodes and mentioned in the 12 string players not from Georgia (http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2446.msg18760#msg18760) thread.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Mr.OMuck on January 04, 2014, 08:06:27 AM
It was always political?


Sam Charters: We were all committed in one way or another. How many demonstrations did we do to get Pete Seeger on TV? It was all part of the view that America should change. We didn?t sing ?On Top of Old Smoky? because it was a great song, we sang it because we wanted change.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Mr.OMuck on January 04, 2014, 08:08:21 AM



From Bruce Langhorn regarding the early Greenwich Village Folk scene:
?It was one eclectic movement that included a fabulously diverse group of individuals. Some of us just loved to play and sing the music, some of us were into poetry, some of us were into the historical and cultural background of the music, some of us were into the current and historical political implications and applications of the music, some of us were into sex, drugs and alcohol, but everyone was a little bit into everything.?


Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Rivers on January 04, 2014, 08:10:18 AM
* * * Updated * * *

Quotes database is now up to date with 14 more added for a total of 1009

Thanks to all the quote providers.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Rivers on January 04, 2014, 08:47:00 AM
What's the use in walkin' when there's a freight train going your way? If my mind don't change I'm western bound today - Tampa Red, Western Bound Blues
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on January 05, 2014, 08:14:48 AM
You know, music, it's spiritual. It draws the attention of the whole human race. - Roscoe Holcomb to John Cohen
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on January 05, 2014, 08:43:34 AM
The future is still ahead of us, but we're getting closer. - John Cohen, Play On, John: A Life In Music
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on January 14, 2014, 05:00:40 PM

Boys, I'm goin' to tell you something, and I hope it's not a sin
My shoes done got thin, baby, and I'm back on my feet again
                         Furry Lewis--"Back On My Feet Again"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Gumbo on January 22, 2014, 06:40:14 AM
That's a clever one, Johnm :)

Sometimes we play for a white man at a dance for three hours at six dollars per musician and then work fifteen hours in the field for the same man for fifty cents the next day.
- Sam Chatmon interviewed by Lou Curtiss
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on January 29, 2014, 05:40:52 PM
Uncle Dave Handles the Banjo Like a Monkey Handles a Peanut - poster promoting Uncle Dave Macon shows, Folk America documentary
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on February 21, 2014, 04:25:45 PM
I say, "You got yourself in trouble.  Don't you know, "Thou shalt not kill."?"
He said, "The less you say to me, Son, the better I feel."
                                                    Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson--"Messin' Up
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Gumbo on February 21, 2014, 05:52:02 PM
 Now, Mist' Clark is a good lawyer, he good as I ever seen, He's the first man that prove that, water run upstream.
Sleepy John Estes - Lawyer Clark Blues
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Gumbo on February 26, 2014, 03:10:27 AM
I'll stick closer to you, baby, than Jesus did the cross.
    Walter Davies - Life Boat Blues
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on March 02, 2014, 11:40:42 AM
"They tied my hands behind me, well, they locked me to a friend"

                                                                    Lil' Son Jackson, "Prison Bound"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on March 04, 2014, 01:49:46 PM


"I'd rather drink muddy water, rather sleep in a real hollow log"


                                             Freddie Spruell-"Muddy Water Blues"

   
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: jphauser on March 09, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
?Going back to Dallas, take my razor and my gun . . . there's so much sh** in Texas, I'm bound to step in some.
        - Molly Ivins borrowing some lines from "Dallas" by Johnny Winter
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on March 16, 2014, 09:51:30 AM
I just blew the pinnacle - Ari Eisinger teaching 'The Great Change In Me' makes a clam few can approach, Port Townsend 2012
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Lyle Lofgren on March 16, 2014, 05:46:04 PM
Uncle Bud: Did Ari Eisinger really make a Clam??? Or was it a claim?

Lyle
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on March 16, 2014, 07:45:29 PM
Hi Lyle - I should have phrased that better, but I was using "clam" without the 'i' in the sense of mistake on the guitar. Before demonstrating Rev. Gary Davis's 'The Great Change in Me' in a class at the Port Townsend workshop, Ari had described a certain very tricky part of the song as "the pinnacle", where Gary Davis is singing over a fast series of partial chords. A friend had given this spot in the song the name. It might have been Nick Perls, but I would have to doublecheck. Ari liked it, so it stuck. When he then played the song himself in the class and got to "the pinnacle", he flubbed something -- barely -- and said in his very dry way, while still blazing through the song, "I just blew the pinnacle."
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Lyle Lofgren on March 17, 2014, 06:01:18 AM
I was confused, because I'd never heard the term "clam" before. Thanks. I learned something new today, and I'm barely awake.

Lyle
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: unezrider on March 19, 2014, 12:13:51 PM
I did more for you baby, than the good lord ever done. I went downtown & bought you some hair, & the good lord never gave you none!
Joe Turner, S.K. Blues
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: alyoung on April 06, 2014, 07:48:52 AM
"For years we sang gospel and we didn't know Pops was playing the blues on his guitar..... All the blues guys loved Pops" -- Mavis Staples on the gospel v blues conflict and her father's backings in the family group, from "Music and the Movement", a University of California TV broadcast, April 2009
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Stuart on June 21, 2014, 04:00:21 PM
"Every writer needs an editor, and anyone who says he doesn't has a fool for a muse." --Tim Egan in NY Times, June 18, 2014
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Stuart on August 06, 2014, 11:10:30 AM
?Just when you think you?ve scraped the bottom, you find you?re only scratching the surface.?

--Steve Post, New York City public radio personality
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: uncle bud on August 06, 2014, 03:31:55 PM
?Just when you think you?ve scraped the bottom, you find you?re only scratching the surface.?

--Steve Post, New York City public radio personality

There's a quote for our times.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on August 23, 2014, 05:34:58 PM
"I ain't got no mama, no one to cherish me"

Charlie Kyle--"Walking Blues"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Mr.OMuck on August 24, 2014, 04:46:56 PM
It?s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren?t pessimistic. We?re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That?s different.
[/size]Cornell West in a current Salon interview on his disappointment with Obama

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/24/cornel_west_he_posed_as_a_progressive_and_turned_out_to_be_counterfeit_we_ended_up_with_a_wall_street_presidency_a_drone_presidency/ (http://www.salon.com/2014/08/24/cornel_west_he_posed_as_a_progressive_and_turned_out_to_be_counterfeit_we_ended_up_with_a_wall_street_presidency_a_drone_presidency/)
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Mr.OMuck on August 24, 2014, 05:12:20 PM
Love the Steve Post Quote!

Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on September 27, 2014, 09:09:38 AM


"You know, I'll make your coffee, bring it to your bed
Says, I'll make your coffee, honey, and bring it to your bed
You know, I'll take my comb, honey, and scratch dandruff from your head"

             K. C. Douglas, "Make Your Coffee"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on October 21, 2014, 09:24:14 AM


"I had the blues so bad, mama, I could feel them in my natch'l hands"

                     Roosevelt Antrim, "Station Boy Blues"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Gumbo on November 05, 2014, 03:23:42 AM
Well goodbye, baby, you called it gone. I know it gonna hurt but it Won't Last Long!

Henry Gray, "That Ain't Right"
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: lindy on November 12, 2014, 07:18:39 AM
"I'm beginning to notice some improvement." -- Pablo Casals, when asked why he continued to practice for three hours a day at age 93.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: lindy on November 27, 2014, 09:09:22 PM
?The most superleviathonic, rhythmaturgically syncopated tapsthamaticianisamist.?

                     -- Duke Ellington, describing tap dancer Bunny Briggs.
Title: Re: Talkin' About My Time - Quote Drive 2014
Post by: Johnm on December 12, 2014, 07:15:19 AM


"You snuff dippers, tobacco chewers
When you get to Heaven you won't have nowhere to spit"

                           Sister O. M. Terrell, "The Bible's Right"
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