"Music is like a time machine. Some songs take us to a place we have been, while some songs take us to a place we wish we were"
"Playing music is like a mega-vitamin, engaging more areas of the human brain than any other activity."
"Music is like a woman, It'll make you do things, That you never thought you'll do. I'm talking to all men, Not a chosen few."
"It led me back to The Clash, and The Clash led me back to The [Rolling] Stones, and The Stones led me back to The Beatles," Monterrosa says, "and then I listened to Bohemian Rhapsody, and then from there I went on to La Traviata."
"Post-Napster, the link between recorded and live revenues has been severed, a trend spotted by David Bowie in 2002 when he told The New York Times, "Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. Artists better be prepared for doing a lot of touring, because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left."
'But the kicker, and the catch there is it's very hard to find good companies and good people in the music industry! Which, as Hunter Thompson said best, "The music industry is like a long, plastic, narrow hallway full of pimps and hookers. And then there's the bad part." That's the music industry. It's really kinda true! It can be very sneaky and sleazy...'
"The music industry is like the stock market," he says. "You have your blue chip stocks like Kool & the Gang, who haven't had a hit in 30 years, but they have a body of work. They're going to stay the same price."
"Nowadays, the music industry is like a mice infestation at a grain farm. Artists are popping up left and right wandering aimlessly in the dark in search for a crumb."
"The new music industry is like a mosaic of stylistic niches. You want to be able to write very flexibly in a way unique to you, but also adapt to opportunities to collaborate with artists and writers with very diverse backgrounds."
They just go together.
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