"I believe that finished products and industrial design make people more neighborly. In small things the status symbol disappears."
"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
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
"Are you saving money by saving money?"
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
Ken Olsen - Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
"You are only as good as your drummer."
James Brown - The Godfather of Soul
"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."
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
Back in 2002 we began featuring a fresh "genius" each month, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius - genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising her kids, we hope to begin adding new entries again in 2015.
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,