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I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to
by Adrian Belew

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to
play because I wanted to write songs.
- Adrian Belew

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi
guitar to arrive next year.
- Adrian Belew

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting,
I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant
sound an appropriate place to live.
- Adrian Belew

DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals,
live recordings, and more.
- Adrian Belew

 

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the
worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
- Adrian Belew

I love drums and still play frequently.
- Adrian Belew

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
- Adrian Belew

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King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.
- Adrian Belew

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like
things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
- Adrian Belew

I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
- Adrian Belew

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

Digital for storage and quickness.
Analog for fatness and warmth.
- Adrian Belew

I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed
at length in guitar magazines over the years but are
far too elaborate to cover in one article.
- Adrian Belew

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging.
That's why I like it.
- Adrian Belew

I thought I might be a band instructor,
someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
- Adrian Belew

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself,
after all it is a solo effort.
- Adrian Belew

The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
- Adrian Belew

I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I
don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working
on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year,
the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
- Adrian Belew

We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring,
then to play some new material in a few secret club dates.
The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
- Adrian Belew

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

A lifelong friend is someone
you haven't borrowed money from yet.
- Anonymous

Let your children be as so many flowers,
borrowed from God.
If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
- Samuel Rutherford

About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money
and rented a remote recording truck.
- Johnny Rivers

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also
has lent itself to other genres of music.
- Herbie Hancock

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the
world is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon

These rovers are living on borrowed time.
We're so past warranty on them.
You try to push them hard every day because we're living day to day.
- Steven Squyres

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened,
learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
- Boz Scaggs

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
The most original writers borrowed one from another.
- Voltaire

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must
be content with borrowed postures,
secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
- Warren G. Bennis

Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political
changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever.
- Alfred de Vigny

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell.
He has borrowed his authority from death.
- Walter Benjamin

World records are only borrowed.
- Sebastian Coe

The unique danger today is the possibility that we
may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of
relying too heavily on borrowed money.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
- Ronnie Montrose

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels;
you must have some of your own.
- John Wanamaker

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom
for the summons that will inevitably come.
And then - I go on to the next thing,
whatever it is.
One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
- Agatha Christie

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war;
no nation has ever borrowed largely for education...
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema,
not just business.
John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and
did movies with his own money.
You're either courageous or not.
You have to find a way.
- Ben Gazzara

The ideas I stand for are not mine.
I borrowed them from Socrates.
I swiped them from Chesterfield.
I stole them from Jesus.
And I put them in a book.
If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
- Dale Carnegie

I want to share with the American people that President
Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have
borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations.
That is selling our country to other nations because
of the spending that is going on.
- Kendrick Meek

If you had asked people in 1929, 'Here is what is about to happen.
How much would you pay to avoid the Great Depression
from occurring?' The answer is they would have paid a lot.
They would have borrowed money if it could be used
to prevent the Great Depression.
- Austan Goolsbee

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts,
but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years
is spending programs with borrowed money,
tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the
day that proves disastrous.
And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
- Alan Greenspan

We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not,
and the Federal Government backed it,
but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant.
And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time.
- David Dinkins

I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133.
I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed
some power from the President and made him sign a number
of decrees and give me enough power to create a system
capable of handling crisis situations.
- Aleksandr Lebed

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country,
to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed
from the Western nomenclature,
and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying
knowledge to the great mass of the population.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I can't even read notes.
But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke.
- Ace Frehley

My dad didn't want me to play guitar.
He played piano, so I chose that.
And I ended up loving it.
- Gavin DeGraw

There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days;
a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes,
trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar.
- John Fogerty

I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level,
but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be
working on his car collection than playing the guitar.
- Ritchie Blackmore

You should approach a sequencer like you would a Dobro guitar.
- Colin Greenwood

More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively
on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp.
- Andy Summers

I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage
guitar because I'm too rough on instruments.
- Tommy Shaw

Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit
is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero.
- Vivian Campbell

I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing
technique as diligently as they possibly can,
because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me.
- Richard Thompson

I've got 50 different tunings in the guitar.
- Joni Mitchell

I like to play guitar, jam out, play the blues,
go watch movies.
I love movies.
- Dane Cook

When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage.
So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.
- Michael Storm

I mean, I can sit down with a guitar,
and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
- Jackie DeShannon

Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15,
in high school.
- Beau Bridges

I don't read music.
I don't write it.
So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
- James Taylor

I'm pretty basic as far as technique is concerned.
I don't use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes,
anyway.
- Brian May

I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years
and years ago for nine pounds.
It's still got the same strings on it.
- Brian Eno

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen,
one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived,
but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
- Sammy Hagar

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
- Brian May

I used a baritone guitar with a very unusual tuning
that became the body of the composition,
while the classical guitar is on top of it with the main rhythm part.
- Lee Ritenour

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan


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