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Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year.
by Peter Tork

Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year.
The Band consists of four members.
- Peter Tork

Yes, I am a good singer.
- Peter Tork

No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star,
and be about the music.
Now, I want to be just about the music.
- Peter Tork

The groupies are far more real now than there were then.
- Peter Tork

 

I don't know about friends, but what time I spent with
The Beatles they were very courteous to me.
- Peter Tork

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about
shutting out the tensions of life,
putting it away.
- Peter Tork

Getting to play the blues has been transcendant for me.
I can't say if my finest hour is yet to come,
you want to make a dent in this world,
well I do anyway.
- Peter Tork

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I get to play a scorching lead guitar,
and there's not much that's more fun than that.
- Peter Tork

The blues brings you back into the fold.
The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have
all had the blues and we are all in this together.
- Peter Tork

I never listen to music in the house,
I listen to music in the car.
- Peter Tork

Oh, the most fun thing I've ever been asked to autograph was breasts.
- Peter Tork

Original Monkees' songs were produced very thinly,
on purpose.
- Peter Tork

I like to listen the blues and some classical.
- Peter Tork

Every country has it trade offs.
- Peter Tork

There hasn't been one show that we did,
that I didn't enjoy to some extent.
- Peter Tork

I am more of an old black and white movies fan.
- Peter Tork

Ringo is one of the world's true humans.
The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda.
Ringo was just into the music.
- Peter Tork

I am a still friend with Dave Crosby,
he's a weird duck but I like him a lot.
- Peter Tork

We did very little improvisation on camera,
and once in a while we did.
- Peter Tork

It was so much fun to do, play the blues and then play
a Monkees' set on the same night.
- Peter Tork

My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo,
before The Monkees ever happened.
- Peter Tork

I did as well as I knew how and have nothing to be ashamed of.
- Peter Tork

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
- Peter Tork

Only one of us would usually sing lead.
Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave.
They thought it was perfectly a natural routine,
because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors.
- Peter Tork

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same
plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time.
So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
- Peter Tork

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket,
is a very rare skill.
One of most difficult things to do in the world to do,
hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat.
Wonderful to watch.
- Peter Tork

Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America,
not the Vegas stuff.
The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records.
He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive,
and he was so dedicated to his music.
- Peter Tork

Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band.
We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts.
It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it,
we were really a band.
We went through several drummers and guitarists before
we were happy with the line up.
- Peter Tork

The four of us couldn't have made a record with the
time left over when we were shooting the show.
We were on stage from 7.30 in the morning 'til 7 at night.
Later on, when there was a break from filming,
and we were sick of doing it the old way.
- Peter Tork

I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good.
It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities.
Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
- Peter Tork

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson

So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to
scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.
- Diane Lane

When there's uncertainty they always think there's another shoe to fall.
There is no other shoe to fall.
- Kenneth Lay

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

If the shoe fits, it's too expensive.
- Adrienne Gusoff

If the shoe fits, it is probably worn out.
- Craig Bruce

Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.
- Lita Ford

When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II,
I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from
my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store.
- Lukas Foss

If a man's fortune does not fit him,
it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up,
if too small it pinches him.
- Horace

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
- Charles Spurgeon

So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone
at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.
- Vanna White

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize
the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe,
and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
- Michelangelo

If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or
rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes.
- Bernhard Langer

If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
- Gloria Steinem

It was just so elaborate and so luxurious.
We had every gadget imaginable.
You know, I had the little gun that came out,
and I had the little gun in the heel of the shoe.
- Robert Conrad

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out;
it's the pebble in your shoe.
- Muhammad Ali

Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell
all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation.
I said I couldn't do it without some shoe leather.
- Stuart Symington

A work-room should be like an old shoe;
no matter how shabby,
it's better than a new one.
- Willa Cather

Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now,
unfortunately.
- Chris Noth

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

To come up with the ending to a story and then work
backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
- Donald McKay

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
- Publilius Syrus

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one,
and when too small, to pinch the feet.
So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
- Horace

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him,
because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
- Algernon Sydney

My name was originally John Collins,
but I just didn't think it had the flair I needed.
I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski
and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.
- John Krasinski

It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood
because we don't have the distractions of the parties
and premieres and all that.
And, of course, you can save money -
there are no good shoe stores.
- Katie Holmes

Why we cannot build a system like El Al to be proactive.
Why do we have only to react? The shoe bomber -
reaction? Take off your shoes.
The Nigerian - the body scanner is a result of the Nigerian guy.
- Isaac Yeffet

Your spikes, which were really quite long then,
would catch the material of the track and your shoe would get heavier.
I was simply filing them down and rubbing some graphite on the spikes.
I thought I would run more effectively.
- Roger Bannister

You want to fall in love with a shoe,
go ahead.
A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand,
a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either.
And there are so many nice-looking shoes.
- Allan Sherman

My mother keeps things in perspective for me.
She makes me realize that the acting I do and love
is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he
works in a shoe repair shop.
If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college.
- Dana Hill

I think people are going to like my new shoes.
I like them.
I had a lot of success with the one last year,
but this year's shoe is going to be a little different,
but at the same time it's going to be a little spin-off on last year's shoe.
- Vince Carter

Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe,
something to be branded.
If the music industry wants to save money,
they should take a look at some of their six-figure
executive expense accounts.
All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either.
- Jeff Tweedy

I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear.
Blue suede shoes.
- Elvis Presley

It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes.
I know everyone has heard it 10 million times,
and that makes it even harder to play it,
but there's a very laid back tempo on that.
I was surprised at how slow it really was.
- Brian Setzer

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

The blues tells a story in itself.
It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.
- Jimmy Rushing


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