~Ride the night into the morning sun. Let the walls burn down, set your secrets free. ~|
Hi I'm McKenzie and I'm currently a history major and music/sociology minor at IU. You'll get random information on various artists. I know way too many facts about music anyway so I might as well share them with you all. Also, requests for gifsets and photosets are always welcome so don't be afraid to ask! Enjoy!
Stevie Nicks singing Rhiannon live in 1976 [x]
" He had simply written down music already finished in his head. Page after page of it as if he were just taking dictation. And music, finished as no music is ever finished. Displace one note and there would be diminishment. Displace one phrase and the structure would fall. "
Patti Smith performing 'Hey Joe' on The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1976.
↳ "I had been invited to a party at Electric Ladyland Studios but I was too nervous to go in.By chance, Jimi Hendrix came up the stairs and found me sitting there like some hick wallflower and grinned. He had to catch a plane to London to do the Isle of Wight Festival. When I told him I was too chicken to go in, he laughed softly and said that contrary to what people might think, he was shy, and parties made him nervous. He spent a little time with me on the stairs and told me his vision of what he wanted to do with the studio. He dreamed of amassing musicians from all over the world in Woodstock and they would sit in a field in a circle and play and play. It didn’t matter what key or tempo or what melody, they would keep on playing through their discordance until they found a common language. Eventually they would record this abstract universal language of music in his new studio.The language of peace. You dig? I did.”
Debbie Harry, 1978
What a human being 💥💗
Keith Richards smoking, or the moment I wish I was a cigarette [x]
“Mick was a very quite, shy and unassuming man with classical features and a gorgeous face. He never had any airs about him and I can honestly say he remained the same man he was when I first met him until the day he died.
He used to personally reply to all his fan letters – which other rock star does that? – and sometimes he’d even ring his fans up. He said: ‘Hi, it’s Mick Ronson here’ and the person on the other end of the line would just think it was a wind-up. He very rarely got people to believe that it was actually him.”
- Suzy Ronson