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I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take
by Jay McShann

I was listening to all those lyrics and trying to take
in everything that was happening.
I was completely excited.
It was one of the greatest times that I had listening to music.
- Jay McShann

We didn't let a night go by that we didn't play.
- Jay McShann

It was my first time in Kansas City.
In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.
- Jay McShann

As long as Pete and Joe are there, it's gonna be jumping.
- Jay McShann

 

My family was a Christian family.
But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues.
- Jay McShann

We had an old Victrola with the old bulldog they used to have there.
The horn would come out.
- Jay McShann

They had the music being piped right out on the street.
I'd be three or four blocks from there and I couldn't
get there fast enough because I'd hear old Joe holler them words.
- Jay McShann

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We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had
a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie.
The big bands.
- Jay McShann

I had listened to Joe Turner.
When they'd book Joe there, I'd play the blues behind him.
- Jay McShann

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

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)

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

If you're listening to a rock star in order to get
your information on who to vote for,
you're a bigger moron than they are.
- Alice Cooper

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis
stuff I was listening to.
- Robert Quine

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette
and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
- Milan Kundera

An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him,
ain't listening.
- Marlon Brando

I don't limit my taste.
There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera.
I've been listening to what was essentially country music,
but it crossed over to rock.
- Rick Moranis

Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday!
Here it was glorious, like full summer,
and I sat up with the window wide open,
listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.
- Marie Corelli

If you want to make someone feel emotion,
you have to make them let go.
Listening to something is an act of surrender.
- Brian Eno

I really like listening to music in my car.
- Aaron Neville

I love listening to new stuff, at home in LA I always
have the radio on to hear what is happening.
- Tom Jones

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and
accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones
who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch

I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired
by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records.
- Alvin Lee

I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening,
for the rest of my life.
It's a natural form of expression for me,
the same way I draw and write and sing.
- Brandon Boyd

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
- Joyce Brothers

There's something to be learned by listening and absorbing
and watching before you start telling the people who
have been there how to rearrange chairs.
- Anne Northup

My whole life is geared to play guitar.
I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener
gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it.
- Jim Sullivan

Those who still think listening isn't an art should
see if they can do it half as well.
- Michael Ende

I'm so glad this is the last day of these thing,
I get so tired of listening to my own voice.
- Catherine McCormack

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
- Larry King

When you talk to yourself, at least you know that someone is listening.
- Craig Bruce

I never watch TV.
I'm a Radio Four addict.
I love listening to music too.
- Louise Jameson

The opposite of talking isn't listening.
The opposite of talking is waiting.
- Fran Lebowitz

I hadn't realized the number of people that are still
interested in listening to what I am doing,
people I would never know about if not for being online.
- Edgar Winter

Just the act of listening means more than you can imagine to most employees.
- Bob Nelson

I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it.
- Wanda Jackson

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

Even from a listening end now, I'm still completely a fan of music.
- James Iha

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly

Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna
spend the night just listening to love songs,
and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
- Bobby Hatfield

People in America, when listening to radio,
like to lean forward.
People in Britain like to lean back.
- Alistair Cooke

I think one of the things that we are facing right
now is that we've stopped listening to each other in our politics.
- Michael Bennett

A healthy state encourages many voices -
and lots of listening.
- Kathleen Sebelius

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin,
and then they look at your clothes, and by the time
they're listening to what you're saying,
you're off the screen.
- Doug Coupland

I get embarrassed listening to my last CDs.
I've got a lot of work to do, let's put it that way.
- Bjork

I remember lying on the floor of the living room with
headphones on when I was four or five years old,
listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
- Kevin Richardson

At the moment I really love listening to the Dave Matthews Band.
- Nancy McKeon

All you have to know is mathematically how many times
to scratch it and when to let it go -
when certain things will enhance the record you're listening to.
- Grandmaster Flash

Actually, I've had very little classical training,
although I love listening to classical music very much.
- Benny Green

My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the
music that I'm listening to.
It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.
- Kiefer Sutherland

I'm still trying to discover my position on my own
artwork and hopefully at this exhibition someone will come and tell me.
I'm open to listening to criticism.
- Graham Coxon

Music is more than just listening to it.
People use the music for them protection at times.
- Burning Spear

People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully
to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.
- Brian Koslow

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

I was listening to music long before rock 'n roll.
- Bill Wyman

I listen to classical music very much.
There's a lot of jazz that I don't enjoy listening to.
- Lee Konitz

We do have our finger on the pulse of the marketplace,
if for no other reasons than having all these live
events and listening to our audience all the time.
- Vince McMahon


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