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The Lighter Side of Music

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The Lighter Side of Music

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
--Benny Green

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
--Thomas Beecham

A newspaper reporter is related to a telephone as a musician is related to a piano.
--James B. Stewart

A song without music is a lot like H 2 without the O.
--Ira Gershwin

A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.
--Billy Joel

All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.
--Louis Armstrong

Berlioz says nothing in his music, but he says it magnificently.
--James G. Huneker

Classical music is music written by famous dead foreigners.
--Arlene Heath

Classical music is the kind that we keep hoping will turn into a tune.
--Kin Hubbard

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.
--Alistair Cooke

Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together.
--Mel Brooks

Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.
--Gioacchino Rossini

Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.
--Gioacchino Rossini

I can read music, but not enough to hurt my pickin'.
--Glen Compbell

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
--Elvis Presley

I hate music, especially when it's played.
--Jimmy Durante

I started in rock music and worked my way up to country.
--Conway Twitty

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
--Luciano Pavarotti

Music has charm to sooth the savage beast -- but I'd try a revolver first.
--Josh Billings

Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
--Nikki Harris

Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
--Bill Nye


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