"It is important that musicians have a sense of occasion and danger in recording. Putting down tracks or vocals with endless opportunities to correct and perfect accomplishes the opposite of what I look for in a recording."
Joe Boyd - Producer
"All a designer can do is to anticipate a mood before people realize that they are bored. It is simply a question of getting bord first."
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
"Give me blemishes and squeaks, tempos speeding up and more. If it (the recording) has soul and passion, it will speak to the listener. If it is precise and staid, it will be invisible to the listener."
Ken Coomer - Drummer, Producer
"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Arthur C. Clark - Science Fiction Writer
"Ugliness sells badly."
Raymond F. Loewy
"A failed experiment can be more important then a trivial design."
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"You know a design is good when you want to lick it"
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
Starting in 2002 we began featuring a "genius of the month" section, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising kids. We hope to begin adding fresh entries to this section again beginning 2014.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,