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I'm content with making records, but I don't want to be doing the same thing all the time.
At one time they've been the most important thing to me. So I can't hear our records on the radio, I can't stand it, because they sound so out of what everyone else is doing.
I've been there and done all that, sold millions of records, and that doesn't bring you peace.
Michael W. Smith
Child actors don't have great track records.
So you know, my plan was that I was going to make records, and be a rock star. And that's really what I wanted to do. And I sang from the time I was very young.
No, if it was up to me every record would be brand new studio material but Atlantic records asked me to put out a full live record because my tour really did do well last year.
I think my records will always tend to be approachable.
I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don't get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I'm happy to have another interpretation of them anyway.
Unless I've got Katy Perry on the cover of my CD, it's going to be tough to sell a lot of records.
Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records.
Though, since the first record, I've dramatically changed my expectations for our records.
It's always good to bat at the top, where you get more opportunities, but sometimes crucial 30s and 40s can be very helpful for the team. Ultimately it is a team sport. Personal records don't matter much if your team ends up on the losing side.
For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying, 'OK, I don't have anything left.' But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like, 'Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.'
I never thought I'd be doing records a year after I started - I had no idea it would last as long as it did.
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records.
In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. And I wanted everything that went along with it.
I try and make little stories. Whether it's with a pencil or with bits of records, it's really the same thing.
I like to sort through music and see whatever pops out to me or inspires me. If I could have a production team going and kind of mix records with me, that would be cool; to take the records and have them sound the way I want them to sound. But I'd rather sort though music to find them things.
For eight or 10 years, I got wrapped up in chasing records. Everything was a number. Didn't matter what I won, it was a number. Every horse I rode was a number.
The music that I've had out so far was obviously very pop, but when I signed with Hollywood Records, I was like, 'I know that's the music you're familiar with, but that's not what I want to sing. I want to do country.' They were on board with it!
Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.
Atlantic's Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin.
I buy records - vinyl. I have a record player at home.
I'm in no hurry to get old. But when I do, I'll be out to enjoy every last minute. I see myself at 90 in some nursing home, waving my walking stick about as I jive to Gene Vincent records.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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