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In August most of Europe goes on holiday. ...
by Tony Visconti

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

Now I know what it's like to be a rock star.
No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once.
But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
- Tony Visconti

 

Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
- Tony Visconti

I make records with an open mind, I always have.
- Tony Visconti

I am not a creature of habit.
- Tony Visconti

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I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
- Tony Visconti

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and
well in the 21st century,
still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all,
still having fun doing it.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti

Today a record producer is even more involved and is
often the production's sole musician,
one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
- Tony Visconti

I am flying back to New York as I write this.
I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would
go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
- Tony Visconti

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high
school and was awarded a college scholarship.
Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could
continue to support his family.
- Tony Visconti

We always started these albums as making demos,
that went right on until Scary Monsters.
- Tony Visconti

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
- Tony Visconti

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
- Tony Visconti

My profession is called record production.
- Tony Visconti

When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas.
I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance.
Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
- Tony Visconti

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in
5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon.
Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered
and sound amazingly good,
better than ever, in fact!
- Tony Visconti

In the last 17 years of his working life,
my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first,
a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith
with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Tony Visconti

Finally, I would like to remind record companies that
they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music.
Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture
and is ultimately not profitable.
- Tony Visconti

Our last jam session was this past Christmas.
Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian,
and I played guitar.
I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
- Tony Visconti

But some great records are are being made with today's
technology and there are still great artists among us.
Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology,
they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
- Tony Visconti

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal -
his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends.
He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C.
Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
- Tony Visconti

Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me.
I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here,
although some hardcore rockers might argue that those
excesses were responsible for some great records,
but I know which side I came out on.
- Tony Visconti

Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch
of professionals to participate in a recording session,
the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge.
That directly related to a film producer's job.
- Tony Visconti

The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me.
They got me a guitar when I was eleven,
which my son Morgan uses until this day.
They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons;
they bought me a bass fiddle,
which I still play.
- Tony Visconti

I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years.
All my track outputs used to come up on my old board
in the same order as in the old Mac G4 -
1 through 32,
came up as 1 through 32, for instance.
- Tony Visconti

Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950,
and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.
- Gloria Swanson

I left for Petersburg in August, 1871 and stayed there until 1879.
- Carl Spitteler

I expect that on the 1st of August, the SA will be
once more ready for duty.
- Ernst Rohm

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days.
The playing conditions, the courts in New York and
France are very different.
- Helen Wills Moody

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer;
and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit,
like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Faulkner sat in our living room and read from Light in August.
That was incredible.
- Leslie Fiedler

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St.
Lawrence River in New York last August.
I hosted that along with a couple of other people.
- Tom Felton

Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and
if I work again before August I must of course repay
you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.
- Basil Rathbone

People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the
guts to bite people themselves.
- August Strindberg

On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve,
I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.
- Hans Frank

What I learned as an actor was the only way you could
really do August Wilson's work,
you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,...
Otherwise it was impossible.
- Charles S. Dutton

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

She divorced me August 10 of 2000, but she never was
able to completely get rid of me.
Don't ask me why.
- Jim Lampley

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

The band's never taken a year off.
Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
- Steven Tyler

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why
some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
- Kent Nerburn

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice,
I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71.
- Robert Quine

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

I really started trying to get my act together in August of 2002.
- Ethan Suplee

The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command
her on the 16th of August 1787.
- William Bligh

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like
that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August:
the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
- Joseph Epstein

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
- Jacob August Riis

While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native
of Texas, who I married in August 1885.
- Calamity Jane

Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research,
only those stem cell lines derived before August 9,
2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
- Tom Allen

My agent and I put out my proposal one Thursday afternoon in August,
1998.
Publishers started bidding immediately,
and that process progressed for a few days.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I was born in August, no July, 1908.
- Satchel Paige

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual
freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of
our views of distributive justice.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his.
Hardly another character in the world's record has
made so little of its opportunities.
His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world;
the New World is his monument.
- Justin Winsor

He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander
an amputated version of what his original film was,
and he doesn't really like the shorter film.
- Bille August

I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August.
Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't
believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn
but Dearest wants a boy and I do.
- Dawn Powell

It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily
limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible
causes of the events which occur in the real world.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards
who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
- August Strindberg

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which
the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that
its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

What an occupation!
To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their
skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
- August Strindberg

We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride:
as a profession we have made a mess of things.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Suffice it to say, I'm not poor.
- August Wilson


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