Archive for October, 2009

End of Experiment

Posted in John Miles, Quote on October 3rd, 2009 by Dave – 1 Comment

For the last post on this blog again one about music:

Music was my first love
and it will be my last.

John Miles

Merely 17 days after the first post on this blog I determine this experiment. It was a good experience with many new insights for me. But above all I realized that everything you do with devotion needs time and energy. And this time and enrgy is misssing at another place.

This quote from the song “Music” by John Miles is something like a life motto to me. And this motto is the reason why I want to save my time and energy. Every minute I spend for researching quotes and photos and blogging is missing for composing and playing music.

So I have to sacrifice this blog for my love. I apologize for this to my readers, sorry guys!

George Bernard Shaw about Music, Alcohol and Hell

Posted in George Bernard Shaw, Quote on October 2nd, 2009 by Dave – Be the first to comment

Once again one about drug habit:

Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.

George Bernard Shaw

Again a quote that characterizes playing music as a drug habit. This time for enduring the pains of hell. But one could read the first part of this quote in a different, not very kind way towards musical amateurs: For me as a professional musician sometimes listening to musical amateurs is like hell. Sorry, no harm intended! ;-)

I have to admit: music is also for me my “eternal brandy”! :-)

What about you? Is music like brandy to you? Which kind of brandy would you prefer in hell? What means hell to you? And is music also your salvation from hell?

Albert Einstein about Imagination, Knowledge and Limitation

Posted in Albert Einstein, Quote on October 1st, 2009 by Dave – Be the first to comment

Another one concerning Imagination:

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein
As quoted in “What Life Means to Einstein : An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck” in The Saturday Evening Post Vol. 202 (26 October 1929), p. 117

At first glance this statement seems to be very amazing from a man to whom we owe such a huge amount of knowledge. But at the same time this reveals the secret of extending knowledge. Again it’s very closely related to courage: the courage to think, what nowbody knows yet.

What about you? Do you merely rely on your knowledge? Or do you trust also in the power of your imagination?