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1. "Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention."
Author: Alan Parsons
2. "I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church. They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, 'Ah, he can play.' And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling 'turn it down!'"
Author: Angus Young
3. "They need to practice harder," he said. 'If they're really going to do this, they need to work much harder.''They will," I assured him. 'But they got better, right?'Baz laughed. 'Are you going to stand in front of them during their gigs too? If so, make sure you get equal billing. People will pay a lot to see the girl with the broom."
Author: Antony John
4. "Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage."
Author: Arthur Godfrey
5. "Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers, of going and playing gigs with other drummers, gave me the chance to realize that it was not just me that was making it happen."
Author: Benny Green
6. "The best practice you can get is on the bandstand, but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape."
Author: Bill Bruford
7. "I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash."
Author: Billy Bragg
8. "Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool."
Author: Brian Molko
9. "I originally envisioned myself doing something with the suffix 'ology' at the end of it, like marine biology or entomology. But after I started to do some acting gigs, I thought it wasn't a bad thing... I said to myself, 'I might as well keep riding this bus until the wheels fall off.'"
Author: Callan McAuliffe
10. "Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings."
Author: Chantal Kreviazuk
11. "I worked with a guy, I can't think of his name, him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums. It wasn't a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them."
Author: Earl Scruggs
12. "I try to keep performing as much as possible - I just like to. I used to take huge gaps off between gigs, now I just like to do stand-up gigs as much as I can."
Author: Eddie Izzard
13. "For a long time, my shows were about people walking out or about getting my gigs canceled or having the presenter not wanting to pay me."
Author: Eric Bogosian
14. "We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for."
Author: Fred Frith
15. "I'm going to Yoshi's. I'm taking a few gigs. I'm playing. I'm not going to play all the time. I'm going to take it easy and take it slow and warm up so I can come back."
Author: Freddie Hubbard
16. "Guitar gigs were everywhere in the '50s, and I started diddling around so I could keep working. Playing honky-tonk, simple stuff. I took a few gigs with an organ band that put me out front."
Author: George Benson
17. "I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals."
Author: Gerard Butler
18. "People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I'm sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared."
Author: Greg Ginn
19. "It took us two years to get our first real gig. That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there."
Author: Greg Ginn
20. "I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!"
Author: Grey DeLisle
21. "Mary Gauthier's great. Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together. She's really wonderful."
Author: Guy Clark
22. "I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It's a serious issue! I've been very late for some serious gigs because of it!"
Author: Jesse McCartney
23. "Every time I listen back to solos of mine I'll hear something I like and then another phrase that I can't stand. You have to live with what you play. And the recording medium puts that on us. When I play live gigs I don't think so much like that."
Author: John Abercrombie
24. "I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs."
Author: John Abercrombie
25. "In the States, this type of jam-band phenomena has opened it up for groups to improvise, admittedly more in the groove area, as opposed to the straight-ahead jazz thing - which is good for me, as that's one part of where I'm at. It's been so great playing these gigs and seeing kids come out and the whole college scene."
Author: John Scofield
26. "I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City, I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs."
Author: Johnny Rivers
27. "Meiner Meinung nach ist es die Art von uns Ostasiaten, die Umstände, in die wir einbezogen sind, zu akzeptieren und uns mit den jeweiligen Verhältnissen zufriedenzugeben. Deshalb stört uns das Dunkel nicht, wir nehmen es als etwas Unabänderliches hin; wenn es an Licht fehlt, sei's drum – dann vertiefen wir uns eben in die Dunkelheit und entdecken darin eine ihr eigene Schönheit. Demgegenüber sind die aktiven Menschen des Westens ständig auf der Suche nach besseren Verhältnissen. Von der Kerze zur Lampe, von der Lampe zum Gaslicht, vom Gaslicht zum elektrischen Licht fortschreitend, streben sie unablässig nach Helligkeit und mühen sich ab, selbst den geringfügigsten Schatten zu verscheuchen."
Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
28. "I love to play gigs."
Author: Katey Sagal
29. "I do road gigs occasionally but I don't want to go out on the road for months at a time."
Author: Kathy Griffin
30. "Big shows are more like events and small shows are more like traditional gigs."
Author: Kelly Jones
31. "I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn't just pick-up gigs."
Author: Kevin Eubanks
32. "I had a band with a girl in New York, and we would go around and do gigs. And then I happened to start getting work as an actress."
Author: Laura Bell Bundy
33. "'Hairspray' was my first Broadway show. In the meantime, after the show was over, I would go down and do gigs at these clubs that I wasn't even old enough to get into. That continued on, and I think what ended up happening was that I just got these incredible opportunities on Broadway."
Author: Laura Bell Bundy
34. "Luce blushed. "Then what kind of angel are you?""I'm sort of in between gigs right now," Daniel said."
Author: Lauren Kate
35. "I love the Stones, but I've gone to a lot of gigs."
Author: Marianne Faithfull
36. "One way and another I was having a ball - playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family."
Author: Mary Lou Williams
37. "My gigs are built on improvisation: I go out there and I'm like the Energizer bunny."
Author: Meat Loaf
38. "I had already imagined how it would be next year.I'd be at Columbia, and Marcus would move to Manhattan, or maybe one of the outer boroughs. I would study hard, and he would make money playing gigs at dingy bars. We'd spend countless hours going to clubs to see bands on the verge, touring obscure art exhibits, and sipping pot after pot of black coffee at hole-in-the-wall cafes. Many more hours would be spent lounging under the covers. We would never run out of witty and fascinating things to say to each other. Eventually, he'd apply to Columbia, and we'd be the sort of well-educated, cosmopolitan couple that confuse the suburbumpkins who never leave Pineville."
Author: Megan McCafferty
39. "I had done a couple of plays, but I was a clueless boob. 'Cosby' allowed me to have something on my resume that was real and then the producers of 'Guiding Light' let me play a preppy killer just the following month. Suddenly I had two gigs on my resume that made me look like a real actor, although I was far from it."
Author: Michael Weatherly
40. "Boys are adorable. Boys trail off their sentences in an appealing way. Boys bring a knapsack to work. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who "totally knows how to cut hair." Boys can pack up their whole life in a duffel bag and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have "gigs." Boys are broke. And when they do have money, they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival. Boys don't know how to adjust their conversation when they're talking to their friends or to your parents. They put parents on the same level as their peers and roll their eyes when your dad makes a terrible pun. Boys let your parents pay for dinner when you all go out. It's assumed."
Author: Mindy Kaling
41. "The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster. The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs."
Author: Neal Schon
42. "All those years we'd spent learning these chops, and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business."
Author: Nick Lowe
43. "My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo, before The Monkees ever happened."
Author: Peter Tork
44. "If the baby is sick, you won't find me showing up to play my gigs. If I have a contract, there is going to be a clause in that contract saying that if the baby is sick I will not appear."
Author: Phoebe Snow
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Author: Smart Oyejide
46. "I've been doing magic since I was five years old, and when I was trying to get acting gigs, I found I could make a good living at it. It's great to kind of shake the cobwebs off and get the feeling of a live audience again. I love close-up magic, the card stuff, the coin stuff, the really up-close David Blaine stuff."
Author: Steve Valentine
47. "My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book - and probably will."
Author: Suzi Quatro
48. "I still do lots of gigs where I'm the support act and people are chatting through my set, but I've got better at grabbing attention. I mean, my parents would play on bills with people like Judas Priest and get booed all the way through. But they stuck it out, got tough."
Author: Teddy Thompson
49. "This current round of gigs, I'm just doing it using pure electronics."
Author: Tom Jenkinson
50. "Like most things that happen with Sabbath, it happened all of a sudden. I was intending on doing some recording, but out of the blue, Sharon called up and said she wanted us to do these gigs with Ozzy. I said that if everybody else was up to it then I would love to do it."
Author: Tony Iommi

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