Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Notable Quotes

I've come across two quotes that are worthy of reprint, at least in my world.

Joni Mitchell, New York Magazine:
"All my battles were with male egos.  I'm just looking for equality, not to dominate.  But I want to control my vision."   

Being a female and working in the music industry, I know exactly where she is coming from.  It seems to me that it's still this way.  No matter how many females are at the top of the charts or working behind the scenes, we still haven't made significant inroads. The music biz is still a good old boys network.  You couldn't imagine how sickening it was to hear male radio promotion people tell me, we can't get your your artist (who was female) added to radio station playlists because there are already 2 female artists on the charts.  What???  In their little scope of the world, two female artists was enough in the top 10.  They couldn't handle having a few more.   What would happen?  Would radios start exploding?

Howard Stern this week on Sirius:
(This might not be verbatim, but it's close)
"The one thing I'm going to miss when I die is listening to this song."

I've been a huge fan of Cheap Trick since their second album.  If You Want My Love is another in their string of perfectly written and executed songs.  Rick Nielsen is a songwriting genius.  Robin Zander has one of the best rock voices. This song was recorded without bassist Tom Petersson, who was on hiatus from the band.