Tony Visconti's Quotes
Biography of 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.Tags: Forget, Wonderful, Work
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.Tags: Love, Old, Used
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.Tags: Father, Great, Life
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.Tags: Family, Humor, Movies
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.Tags: Family, Father, School
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.Tags: Job, Music, Put
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.Tags: Experience, Time
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.Tags: Guitar, Son, Until
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.Tags: Great, Past, Rock
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.Tags: Father, Good
It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.Tags: Brand, Once, Vintage
Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.Tags: Band, Guitar, Inspired
No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.Tags: Else, Faith, Family
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.Tags: Once, Rock, Sleep
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Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.Tags: City, Hard, Leave
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.Tags: Often, Playing, Today
Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.Tags: Fiction, Science, Today
We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters.Tags: Making, Started, Until
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.Tags: Great, Technology, Today
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.Tags: Bad, Fun, Sense
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.Tags: Death, Great, Music
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.Tags: Brain, Fun, Working