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Ikue Mori Quotes and Sayings

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With a rock band, you play the same things over and over and over.
- Ikue Mori

I really didn't intend to be a musician when I left Japan.
- Ikue Mori

Improvising things is always changing.
A lot of momentum.
- Ikue Mori

Come to think of it, the way I play is like a drum machine-
very mechanical.
- Ikue Mori

 

I'm interested in stories and the dark side of peoples' minds.
- Ikue Mori

I was playing in other rock bands.
Any of those bands didn't last long.
- Ikue Mori

I still think that I'm playing instruments,
not just pushing buttons and there it goes.
It's interactive and alive with the sound and the manipulation
and it plays like instruments.
- Ikue Mori

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The most important thing is that it's much more fun
to play in a band than to be in an audience in a club.
That's the main thing I think, that you can do it.
- Ikue Mori

Blood and death.
That moves me.
- Ikue Mori

I've done some music for films and I really enjoy doing it.
- Ikue Mori

Because it's dance music, you can't really have a lot of changing in there.
It's really not for me because there's too much repetition.
I like more diversity.
- Ikue Mori

Somebody gave me this drum machine and somebody else
asked me to program something for a project.
I really liked programming and I was really interested
in using the drum machine.
- Ikue Mori

So now I don't have time to practice drums.
It's been five years since I've touched the drums.
- Ikue Mori

I got tired of different drum sounds so you buy different
effects for more manipulation.
- Ikue Mori

I always wanted to get out of Tokyo and in 1977,
New York seemed like the most interesting place to visit.
I didn't intend to live here- I just wanted to get
out and see what was happening.
I just happened to stay here then.
- Ikue Mori

Actually, there was another band where we were three girls,
around '84 when I met John Zorn, called Sunset Chorus.
It was just bass and drums and guitar-
we didn't make any records but we played a lot of different clubs in New York.
- Ikue Mori

The way I create music is maybe like a painting,
to compose in a more visual way.
Basically it's the music that I want to hear-
that's my inspiration and bottom line.
I just try to get ideas from books, movies,
paintings.
- Ikue Mori

Mars is really different, into art.
Lydia Lunch is more energy.
James Chance is more commercial in a different way,
in funk and jazz.
They were all doing original things,
trying to create their own sound and music.
I think they're all great.
- Ikue Mori

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins -
not through strength but by perseverance.
- The Buddha

The River of Life can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers.
If you're playing rock, you use a pick.
There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than
that's just the way it has been.
- Kevin Eubanks

I'm more like an animalistic rock chick.
- Taryn Manning

We're a rock group.
we're noisy, rowdy, sensational and weird.
- Angus Young

Rock stardom and all that stuff like that was never like my main M.O.,
my main M.O.
is musical growth, and if I become a rock star in the process,
great!
- Kip Winger

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music.
I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
- Adrian Mitchell

It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country.
We were all struggling to learn music,
it might be Country, Jazz, Classical,
Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.
- Jim Sullivan

The biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band.
We think our music is a cross-section of many genres;
a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.
- Brad Delson

I was proud of the waves I had made,
but wondered how many boats I was supposed to rock.
- Phil Donahue

Your woman pisses you off so that gets in there;
that's rock n roll.
- Gary Cherone

I don't date rock 'n' rollers.
I just marry them.
- Heather Locklear

I never go back and listen to the recorded document.
The thrill comes when the balance can be attained.
Everyone in the room can have a shared,
communal rock experience.
- Thurston Moore

Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly,
desperate,
vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
- Frank Sinatra

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.
I thought it was the new punk rock.
LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
- Dee Dee Ramone

Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock.
No one had ethnic names.
- Piper Laurie

If you truly dig what you are doing,
if you lay it out that way,
nobody can not respond.
That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.
- Cass Elliot

Rock 'n' roll is much easier if you're white.
- Kid Rock

Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour.
- Neil Gaiman

I'm not dissatisfied with my place in it rock 'n' roll.
- Paul Westerberg

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.
- Steve Albini

But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood,
my occupation.
- Little Richard

So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music -
maybe even toned down with an orchestra -
you are enjoying the spirit of the black race.
And that's what I emphasize to the students.
- Warren Jeffs

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.
- Vivian Campbell

Rock 'n' roll music is what gets me off.
- Joan Jett

This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
- Al Jourgensen

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands,
Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands.
I think I was pretty well-rounded.
- Al Jourgensen

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink.
I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right.
We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

I feel there is a curse on rock stars.
- Marc Bolan

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

I can't tell you what I had for breakfast,
but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
- Patty Duke

I'm not really this rock'n'roll chick.
- Tia Carrere

My bones are as hard as a rock.
Every time I have a biopsy, the doctors are doing hand exercises a week,
ten days out.
- Don Baylor

Everybody has forgotten about showmanship.
People don't look like rock stars any more.
They just look like regular dudes off the street.
- Vince Neil

I think the rock'n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
- Robert Smith

A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.
- David Lee Roth

Now, I don't know how they judge all that,
but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
Ritchie Valens does.
- Waylon Jennings

I played Big Band jazz music.
I wasn't into rock and roll.
I was just there because it was a living.
I surprised everyone.
I'm still surprising people.
- Bobby Vinton

I have never felt in tune with the whole rock industry.
- Robert Wyatt


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