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Tony Visconti Quotes

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My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Related topics: Dad

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

I make records with an open mind, I always have.
- Tony Visconti

I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
- Tony Visconti

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Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
- 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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

 

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
- Tony Visconti

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti

I am not a creature of habit.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

We always started these albums as making demos,
that went right on until Scary Monsters.
- Tony Visconti

My profession is called record production.
- Tony Visconti

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
- Tony Visconti

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

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.
- Tony Visconti

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in
5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon.
Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered
and sound amazingly good,
better than ever, in fact!
- Tony Visconti

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
- Giordano Bruno

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr


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