Some California Bay Area restaurants and bars have begun to include a space for you to leave a "live music tip" on your check. What do you think?
I've been collecting music quotes for some time now and the most quotable person I've come across is Quincy Jones. Quincy is celebrating 80 years on the planet this year and over 60 years in the music business. Mr. Jones has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music, having distinguished himself as a bandleader, a solo artist, a sideman, a songwriter, a producer, an arranger, a film composer, and a record label executive. Outside of music, he's also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create television series. It you've read through my Useless Info page you know that Quincy holds the record for Grammy nominations at 79, of which he has won 27, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. The My Sonic Island homepage has one of my favorite Quincy Jones quotes:
"I did not engineer this journey.
Until then we'll learn to sing each other's songs
and dance each other's dances."
- Quincy Jones
So, what is your favorite music quote? Click "Comment" below to share your favorite!
Spotify asked music fans which songs they most commonly hear people singing incorrectly and compiled a chart that features a mix of classic and current tracks. According to those surveyed, The Clash knew how to ‘rock the cat box’ while TLC pleaded ‘don’t go Jason waterfalls’. Spotify’s Top 10 Misquoted Song Lyrics:
5% of Americans claim they never get lyrics wrong, with almost half (47%) confessing they find it a bit embarrassing to get caught singing the incorrect words.
Findings also revealed that Americans are passionate about getting the words right with 78% saying they have had arguments with friends, family or colleagues over incorrect lyrics. Various methods of correcting a friend getting words wrong have been adopted with everything from singing louder than them with the right words (48%), sending someone a link to a lyrics website (22%) and even some that resort to changing the track that is playing (5%).
I grew up singing Elton John songs that came on the radio and was wrong a lot .. "Island Girl" got me every time. Or the Doobie Brothers "Black Water" ... Click "Comment" below to share your favorites!