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#1. I think Wilco is going to definitely stand the test of time - no question - and Uncle Tupleo, and the whole No Depression scene, which is now alt-country. I think that's going to be around a long time. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#2. I think the good thing about the Internet is to give something away and to sell something else. Get a business model like that because the old brick and mortar record stores are falling apart, and the big record companies are collapsing under their own weight. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#3. I think the Internet is an awful lot like FM radio was when it broke out in the late '60s. It's kind of a wild and wily kind of format. They could play 20 songs in a row that had the word 'blue' in them, or whatever they wanted to do. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#4. I love being a troubadour. I travel around the world with my wife and play little theaters. We have a ball. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#5. Well, I guess that early 12 string. The first Martin I bought. I bought it around 1957 with money I earned as a janitor assistant. I bought brand new. I still have that. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#6. Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#7. I love being on the sea and the rolling of the ship, and for me, it's not really happening until we get a little wave action going, I love that feeling. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#8. I didn't really enjoy reading until I married my wife and we began reading the Bible out loud to each other every day. I enjoy reading now, and there is a whole world of books out there to explore. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#9. I don't really collect guitars. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#10. I don't want to be an oldies act, kind of dragging around on the road just for the money. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#11. The original Byrds were very much Beatles-influenced, and then we gradually got our own sound. We started mixing things together more. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#12. My favorite guitar now is my Martin HD-7 because it's got everything. It's got the jingle-jangle thing from the twelve string, it's got the flexibility of the six string, and the bass notes where you can do bass runs and that sort of thing. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#13. People have told me that other artists have been influenced by my music, and it's flattering. It's a wonderful thing. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#14. I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#15. Scotty Moore plays one of the first really amazing riffs in rock history on Heartbreak Hotel with Elvis Presley ... it was dangerous, it scared everybodys parents, which was part of the attraction then - as it still is now ... it totally blindsided me and made me want to get a guitar and do that ... - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#16. One of my favorite albums is Bob Gibson and Bob Camp, 'At the Gate of Horn.' It was a really dynamic album, almost like The Beatles, and way before its time ... around 1960 or so. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#17. Yes, basically, like you said, I'll work out a chord pattern and work out the lyrics over that. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#18. To me, being in the big time is not that big of a deal. I've been there; I know what it is. It's exciting, but it's also a lot of work and pressure. I love sort of flying under the radar where we can play theaters and sell CD's on the Internet, and it's really kind of a cool time. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#19. Man has tried his suicide with bigotry and hate, but in the end he'll kill himself with nothing but his waste. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#20. No one realized that I needed eyeglasses until I was 12 years old. My parents were writers, so I was around the sounds of words and developed a vocabulary with my sense of hearing. I play guitar by ear. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#21. How many years will you crawl through this castle, so satisfied and still wanting more? - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#22. I'd like to be remembered as a keeper of the flame who kept traditional music alive, because I've been doing that twice as long as I was in the Byrds. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#23. But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#24. When I first went from a band situation to a solo situation, it was quite an adjustment to make. But after having done it for a number of years, it really feels good out there. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#25. It's great! I used it (Dr.Ducks Ax Wax) to restore the finish of my 370/12/RM and I love the way it turned out!.. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#26. I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down. I did that on a six string. I can't recall all the songs on it. There's some finger picking on it. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#27. I'm a huge fan of home recording. I think it levels the playing field. You don't need $100,000 to record a studio CD. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#28. That's my favorite subject because it really levels the playing field for artists these days. You don't have to sell out to the record company. You don't have to get a five hundred thousand dollars, or whatever, and pay them back for the rest of your life to record a record. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#29. If there's anyone in space, what they'll learn about the human race will be listening to us talking on the car phone. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#30. He blew his mind out in a caaaar. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#31. That's one of the things I like best about folk music is the beautiful melodies - and the harmonies - that exist in it. And of course, some of the stories, the story songs. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#32. I'm happy with the Byrds as a good memory. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#33. I got into computers back in the early '80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-'80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early '90s. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#34. I started playing guitar back in '56. I was a teenager, and guitars had just come in, and I had a thing for it and got one. Started learning lead breaks from songs, because that was the easiest thing to do at the time. I had the guitar for two years before I learned any chords. Really. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#35. Once I've written a song, I sometimes refine them. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#36. The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#37. I open all my concerts with 'My Backpages,' written by Bob Dylan, and close them all with 'May the Road Rise to Meet You,' written by Roger McGuinn and Camilla McGuinn. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#38. You can see it on the Internet: There's an argument going on continually about, 'What is folk music?' And I don't really want to get involved in that. It's an endless argument, a 'How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?' kind of argument. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#39. The wonderful thing about having your songs on the radio is that people are going to go out to your concerts and buy your merchandise and that sort of thing, and it feels good to get that level of name recognition. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#40. I've got an electric little motorcycle that I go to the supermarket with every day, and it's powered by the solar panels, so it's really got a zero carbon footprint. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#41. I'm not attracted to expensive things. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#42. When The Byrds started country-rock, we had no idea there would be such a thing. We were just trying to honor the music. We started listening to country radio. We went to Nudie's and got cowboy clothes. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#43. I've always considered myself a folk singer, even though we strapped on Rickenbacker guitars and played pretty loud. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#44. I went to school for folk music back when I was a teenager and learned hundreds of songs. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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#45. Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you've had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff. - Author: Roger McGuinn
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