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"talking about music" quote

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by tommysmalls, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. tommysmalls

    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?

  2. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." - Elvis Costello
  3. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    sweet, thanks matt!
  4. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    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.
  5. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    i like dancing to architecture

    autechre anyone?


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