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There's a lot of music that sounds like it's ...
by Aimee Mann

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Related topics: Music

Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and
emotion from almost every aspect of music,
and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album.
- Aimee Mann

For me, there's a fine line between telling a story
that's fictional with lots of details and then removing
yourself too much from it,
so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
- Aimee Mann

The knock-out punch is always the one you never see coming.
- Aimee Mann

 

Listen, I'm out of this system, man,
I'm out...
I'm doing better than ever.
I couldn't be more happy.
- Aimee Mann

I wanted to try to write songs on the piano to get a different flavor.
- Aimee Mann

It really doesn't matter to me what people say about me anymore.
- Aimee Mann

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In the '70s, everybody thought drugs were just good times.
People didn't really know about drug addiction,
or that such a thing existed.
When I grew up in the '70s I thought you had to take drugs.
It was almost like I didn't think you had a choice.
- Aimee Mann

Everybody kind of understands, Oh yeah you take drugs
and it does something to your brain and then you can't stop.
It's easier to describe that shame, that horrible feeling
of not being able to control your own life.
- Aimee Mann

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about
isolation and people living in separate worlds that
other people can't even understand,
which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
- Aimee Mann

I didn't want to play these people any more songs and
have them say that they weren't good enough.
So my response was to just not be able to write anymore.
I know that's not the healthiest of responses.
- Aimee Mann

I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living,
but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it.
And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed,
and you're going to hear it in the music.
- Aimee Mann

One of the things I've really gotten past in the last
couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable
by the way things appear,
rather than how things are.
Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
- Aimee Mann

You know what, the drummer is my manager.
He's busy.
And I'm busy.
I don't need the dough, though.
But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play.
I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK,
but it wasn't great.
- Aimee Mann

I have a 6-year-old, and his thing is to turn on Radio Disney in the car,
and I get such an allergic reaction to listening to
that music and the context into which it falls.
I'm really working on him about that.
- Aimee Mann

It's more important for me to have a good record with
good music and be part of a movie that's good and where
the music is used in a really great way.
That's the important thing.
The other stuff you want to say about it,
I don't care.
- Aimee Mann

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

I love spaghetti and meatballs...
I eat a lot.
- Susan Lucci

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

The cars we drive say a lot about us.
- Alexandra Paul

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

A lot of baby boomers are baby bongers.
- Kevin Nealon

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams


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