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Tony Visconti Quotes and Sayings

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My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Related topics: Dad

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high
school and was awarded a college scholarship.
Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could
continue to support his family.
- Tony Visconti

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

 

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and
well in the 21st century,
still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all,
still having fun doing it.
- Tony Visconti

We always started these albums as making demos,
that went right on until Scary Monsters.
- Tony Visconti

I make records with an open mind, I always have.
- Tony Visconti

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I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
- Tony Visconti

I am flying back to New York as I write this.
I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would
go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
- Tony Visconti

My profession is called record production.
- Tony Visconti

I am not a creature of habit.
- Tony Visconti

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
- Tony Visconti

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

Today a record producer is even more involved and is
often the production's sole musician,
one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
- Tony Visconti

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
- Tony Visconti

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

Now I know what it's like to be a rock star.
No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once.
But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti

Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
- Tony Visconti

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal -
his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends.
He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C.
Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
- Tony Visconti

Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me.
I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here,
although some hardcore rockers might argue that those
excesses were responsible for some great records,
but I know which side I came out on.
- Tony Visconti

But some great records are are being made with today's
technology and there are still great artists among us.
Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology,
they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
- Tony Visconti

I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years.
All my track outputs used to come up on my old board
in the same order as in the old Mac G4 -
1 through 32,
came up as 1 through 32, for instance.
- Tony Visconti

Finally, I would like to remind record companies that
they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music.
Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture
and is ultimately not profitable.
- Tony Visconti

The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me.
They got me a guitar when I was eleven,
which my son Morgan uses until this day.
They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons;
they bought me a bass fiddle,
which I still play.
- Tony Visconti

In the last 17 years of his working life,
my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first,
a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith
with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Tony Visconti

Our last jam session was this past Christmas.
Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian,
and I played guitar.
I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
- Tony Visconti

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in
5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon.
Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered
and sound amazingly good,
better than ever, in fact!
- Tony Visconti

When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas.
I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance.
Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
- Tony Visconti

Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch
of professionals to participate in a recording session,
the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge.
That directly related to a film producer's job.
- Tony Visconti

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards


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