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Greg Ginn Quotes and Sayings

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Most good things happen with time; especially music,
which needs time to breathe and to find its own way.
- Greg Ginn

If people are really excited about their music,
and that's their primary motivation,
then that comes through in demo tapes.
That's the most important ingredient.
- Greg Ginn

Black Flag was formed in 1977.
We first recorded in 1978.
- Greg Ginn

As a label, you have to treat every group and every
record as a unique entity.
I think that that has been our success,
rather than relying upon a fan base.
- Greg Ginn

 

You have to keep the business side together as well as the creative side.
We have constantly surprised people and stayed with
bands until they have grown on people.
- Greg Ginn

I like a lot of electronica.
I like older jazz rather than newer.
- Greg Ginn

There aren't enough people who are scaring the kind
of people who work at these record companies.
- Greg Ginn

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The biggest disappointment has been seeing the number
of people in this business with very shortsighted views.
- Greg Ginn

I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel.
The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues.
Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
- Greg Ginn

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things,
and it's important that musicians stick to their guns
and not look for that instant gratification.
- Greg Ginn

We aren't as concerned about the live aspect as other labels.
The best live bands are the easiest to record.
- Greg Ginn

Putting out the things that I like best hasn't been
the easiest way to run a label,
and it still isn't because it requires finding an audience for each record.
- Greg Ginn

The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion,
with the safety pins and all.
There were some really good bands over there.
The Sex Pistols were great.
- Greg Ginn

I listen to everything that comes in.
I'm not real worried about demo sound quality.
I can hear through that sort of thing.
If a band can play, then they can play.
- Greg Ginn

I didn't want to wait around for some business entity
to come around and give me money and tell me what to do.
We just started releasing records as best we could.
- Greg Ginn

The Minutemen were seen as more of an art thing than Black Flag,
although I didn't see them that way.
It confused people when we put out Saccharine Trust,
too.
- Greg Ginn

We're not good at propping up old carcasses.
We want to be on top of what's vital at any particular time,
and not just hold onto something because it has a name.
- Greg Ginn

Stores can be indifferent to something new.
- Greg Ginn

There's not much music I'll listen to if it doesn't have pretty heavy swing.
Rhythm is so important.
Punk rock would have more power and feeling if it had swing.
- Greg Ginn

We've gotten involved in cat rescue -
we take them in and find homes for them.
I've always loved cats.
I saw how homeless cats were living out there.
We take them in, put out flyers.
- Greg Ginn

The small companies who feel that the majors are a threat,
or are predators, will use that as an excuse for their eventual downfall.
Don't blame others for your own inadequacies.
- Greg Ginn

There are several books out on punk history,
but I haven't read any of them.
I was there.
- Greg Ginn

We had a lot of riots.
We came under attack from many of the police departments.
It certainly wasn't some publicity thing.
I was afraid for many years.
We couldn't play in LA for many years.
A lot of people got very cynical.
- Greg Ginn

I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs.
I think it was more the actions of the group that were
threatening to the authorities,
and also our political philosophies apart from the music.
- Greg Ginn

Punk rock really came out of N.Y.
as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded.
I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of
creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing.
- Greg Ginn

It took us two years to get our first real gig.
That was a big dream.
We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting
on a lot of our own shows.
We were trying to get our actual music across,
trying to make a connection there.
- Greg Ginn

I had business experience.
I had made my living designing and building electronic equipment.
Basic business was not new to me, but the music business
was completely new to me.
I knew nothing about distribution, or any of those things.
- Greg Ginn

People from major labels were afraid to go to Black
Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence.
They treated our gigs as something threatening.
I'm sure that it probably was.
They probably had reasons to be scared.
- Greg Ginn

We were excited when we sold our first 10 records.
I always felt that if we could get the music out there,
and if people became accustomed to it,
then a substantial number of them would enjoy it.
- Greg Ginn

SST was formed to put out the first Black Flag record.
Basically, there wasn't anyone else to do it.
I felt that what I was doing with Black Flag was very worthwhile,
and I wanted to get it out there.
- Greg Ginn

The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me
except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend.
Don't try to sound like someone else.
REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else.
- Greg Ginn

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

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

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

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

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe


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