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We are just fanatics about using the technology ...
by Al Jarreau

We are just fanatics about using the technology to make it all wonderful.
We laughed at the fact that we were having such a great time working this way.
- Al Jarreau

I don't know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer.
Every living thing tends toward the good or we would
have been gone a long time ago.
- Al Jarreau

I have been with the record company and Tommy was there
doing records with other people.
- Al Jarreau

I've thought about doing it as soon as it is possible
with this new CD getting some wings and getting out there.
I don't know how soon that will be.
- Al Jarreau

 

More live recording.
I have missed the boat over my career by not doing
every second or third CD live because things happen
onstage that don't happen in the studio.
- Al Jarreau

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to
do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band
or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
- Al Jarreau

That's the way I try to live.
I think it's the only way for human beings at this
point in our evolution as souls,
where everyone in their lifetime is going through stuff.
- Al Jarreau

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I really do see it as the start of the second half of my career.
- Al Jarreau

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself
with when I'm washing the dishes,
driving to the store and walking down the aisles.
The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car
and as a singer you always go back to them.
- Al Jarreau

Learn it well in your head, know it well,
pick things you know and bring the old you and all
the experience you have from singing these various
kinds of feelings that are still related to what I
have done in the rest of my career.
- Al Jarreau

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience
and a record company that allows me to do music.
So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new
music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
- Al Jarreau

My eyes went blank, and I stared off,
and the music started.
It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time,
and there were these big bay windows,
and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees,
and it was drizzling.
- Al Jarreau

Once you discover that you can, then you must.
And it's not easy.
You have to take direct steps.
You really have to count your blessings and you have
to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
- Al Jarreau

I'm really looking forward to it because it will give
me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach
to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do -
and I think is important for me to do.
- Al Jarreau

Al and Tommy and I sharing the biggest laugh because
it was predicted by everything we did in the first
three or four records in my career.
It was predicted in the grooves that we would be here
sometime later on down the road.
- Al Jarreau

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact
with people and must have a mental library of personnel
who are great for this and great for that,
and he brought this whole group of musicians to the
project that I'd never worked with before.
- Al Jarreau

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln


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