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"talking about music" quote

tommysmalls

TRIBE Member
i'm having a hard time jogging my memory for this quote, and i'm sure its already been discussed on the board. it goes something like this:

"talking about music is like dancing to architecture"

anybody know the exact quote, and where it comes from?

tanks!
 
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tommysmalls

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Here's what i've found to the original source (from another page that has scoured the web)

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
--Elvis Costello, in an interview by Timothy White entitled "A Man out of Time Beats the Clock." Musician magazine No. 60 (October 1983), p. 52.

..but now i also see a few sites that quote Zappa as being the source as well....innnnteresting.
 
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