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A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.
Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That's what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.
My live performance, it just comes from feeling an energy and emotion from the crowd.
Every acting gig isn't the same, every writing job isn't the same, every live performance isn't the same - the challenge is the level of difficulty or ease, and that may vary.
The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.
The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive.
It's easy listening to a record, but a live performance is so personal and real.
I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission.
I like the energy of live performance.
I used to be a drummer in a band, and I really loved playing the drums, so I look forward to the right opportunity to do that at some point. Maybe even on TV. Every single live performance I'm doing on TV, I want it to be different and unique.
A live performance is the same no matter what genre it is. Wrestling, rock 'n roll, hosting, acting - it's the same thing.
For some artists the live performance is the chicken before the egg of writing or recording of repertoire. For other artists the writing or recording of repertoire is the chicken before the egg of live performance.
When somebody is making a movie about your life, that's different. A show is a live performance. Things are going to go wrong. You are going to get away with things. A movie is indelible. A movie is through a microscope.
I love watching live shows from different artists from different stages of their lives. I'm always interested in the mastery of the live performance.
One of the things I love about music is live performance.
I was once an extra in a Bruce Springsteen video where they did a live performance video at Tramps. I forget the name of the song.
Making a record? You've got to have the song, then you create a record. I think it's the same with a live performance. If the material is strong, you're already 90% there. I always tell young people it's all about the music, the songs. Work on the songs, work on the songs, work on the songs.
Live performance really terrifies me. I haven't done it, really, in years. I think that's why I retired from my brief career in stand-up.
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
In most cases, my favorite Jethro Tull songs will be determined by how I feel about them as live performance songs, not by the recorded identity.
I'm very excited about the resurgence of vinyl which seems to parallel a growing interest in live performance.
Get out of your house and go see some live performance, for God's sake. There are people creating things just outside your window.
Every time I see a live performance of something, I'm like, 'I want to be doing that!'
I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It's a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented in the media, in film in particular, it is presented as something that is really a special event, whether it's a great date or something that's just hugely romantic.
I was always more interested in the ultimate live performance rather than the recording for its own sake. And, for the audience too, that thrill of - just being there.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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