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John Oates quotes: A good mustache makes a man for many reasons. A good mustache makes a man for many reasons.
John Oates quotes: You don't want to pitch a tent and live inside the Louvre. You want to check it out, appreciate it, and move somewhere else. You don't want to pitch a tent and live inside the Louvre. You want to check it out, appreciate it, and move somewhere else.
John Oates quotes: I've been asked to do various types of cruises. I've been asked to do various types of cruises.
John Oates quotes: The first record I bought myself could have been 'Oh Lonesome Me' by Don Gibson or 'Wake Up Little Susie' by the Everly Brothers. The first record I bought myself could have been 'Oh Lonesome Me' by Don Gibson or 'Wake Up Little Susie' by the Everly Brothers.
John Oates quotes: When you really can't affect something, you almost don't wanna wish too hard, because it's just frustrating. When you really can't affect something, you almost don't wanna wish too hard, because it's just frustrating.
John Oates quotes: Personally, I've never really wanted to be a rock star. That wasn't my motivation in life. It kind of happened. Personally, I've never really wanted to be a rock star. That wasn't my motivation in life. It kind of happened.
John Oates quotes: With his passing, Dick Clark deserves to take his place at the top in the pantheon of popular culture icons. With his passing, Dick Clark deserves to take his place at the top in the pantheon of popular culture icons.
John Oates quotes: I get to play with all these different players who don't necessarily approach music always the same way that I might. So I learn a lot. I get to play with all these different players who don't necessarily approach music always the same way that I might. So I learn a lot.
John Oates quotes: 'Maneater' is about N.Y.C. in the '80s. It's about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches. 'Maneater' is about N.Y.C. in the '80s. It's about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches.
John Oates quotes: I was born at the beginning of rock and roll. I got to experience the entire evolution of popular rock and roll music even before it started. I was born at the beginning of rock and roll. I got to experience the entire evolution of popular rock and roll music even before it started.
John Oates quotes: You don't wanna be around your family constantly. You don't wanna be around your family constantly.
John Oates quotes: When albums gave way to CDs, people re-discovered their collection through their CDs. When albums gave way to CDs, people re-discovered their collection through their CDs.
John Oates quotes: I sense people respond more to the honest approach to making music instead of the manufactured approach. I sense people respond more to the honest approach to making music instead of the manufactured approach.
John Oates quotes: The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never changed the actual roots of what we've done. The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never changed the actual roots of what we've done.
John Oates quotes: I'm bad at math. I'm bad at math.
John Oates quotes: There's all sorts of soul. There's Irish soul and Native American soul. If it touches you and moves you, it's soul. There's all sorts of soul. There's Irish soul and Native American soul. If it touches you and moves you, it's soul.
John Oates quotes: If anyone looks back to the '70s, '80s with nostalgic rosy colored glasses and goes, 'Well, everything was awesome.' No, everything was not awesome! If anyone looks back to the '70s, '80s with nostalgic rosy colored glasses and goes, 'Well, everything was awesome.' No, everything was not awesome!
John Oates quotes: I don't listen to music. I very rarely listen to music. I only listen for information. I listen when a friend sends me a song or a new record. I don't listen to music. I very rarely listen to music. I only listen for information. I listen when a friend sends me a song or a new record.
John Oates quotes: I was singing when I was two years old, and my parents were very supportive, but they weren't musicians themselves. I was singing when I was two years old, and my parents were very supportive, but they weren't musicians themselves.
John Oates quotes: If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing. If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.
John Oates quotes: Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good. Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.
John Oates quotes: We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves. We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves.
John Oates quotes: If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life. If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.
John Oates quotes: Having a mustache and never smiling became a permanent component of my persona through the quaintly self-important decade of the seventies. Having a mustache and never smiling became a permanent component of my persona through the quaintly self-important decade of the seventies.
John Oates quotes: I may just keep releasing singles 'til I run out of music, which is kind of cool in a way - as long as people don't go, 'Oh my God, I may just keep releasing singles 'til I run out of music, which is kind of cool in a way - as long as people don't go, 'Oh my God, not another one!'
John Oates quotes: The Christmas genre is a field that's been well-ploughed. The Christmas genre is a field that's been well-ploughed.
John Oates quotes: I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio. I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio.
John Oates quotes: I think social media is so important; the young bands have certainly embraced that and used that to their advantage. I think social media is so important; the young bands have certainly embraced that and used that to their advantage.
John Oates quotes: Americana Music is about all sorts of different music. It's very free and open: a world where people just like authentic music. Americana Music is about all sorts of different music. It's very free and open: a world where people just like authentic music.
John Oates quotes: Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do. Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
John Oates quotes: I think the key to making records generally is to make 'em for yourself, regardless of the climate in the business. I think the key to making records generally is to make 'em for yourself, regardless of the climate in the business.
John Oates quotes: My songwriting has evolved, just as I've evolved as a person. My songwriting has evolved, just as I've evolved as a person.
John Oates quotes: With Hall & Oates, honestly, after years and years of playing the same material, it's easy to coast. I can coast through a show. With Hall & Oates, honestly, after years and years of playing the same material, it's easy to coast. I can coast through a show.
John Oates quotes: You have to know when to strike and when to retreat. You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
John Oates quotes: The world has accelerated to the point that, as far as the album as a form, I don't know if it's going to last that much longer. The world has accelerated to the point that, as far as the album as a form, I don't know if it's going to last that much longer.
John Oates quotes: My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and R&B. My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and R&B.
John Oates quotes: I'd like to do something with the Avett Brothers. I'd like to do something with the Avett Brothers.
John Oates quotes: The bricks and mortar of the music business, they don't exist any longer. The bricks and mortar of the music business, they don't exist any longer.
John Oates quotes: I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines. I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines.
John Oates quotes: The mustache represented the old John; I didn't want to be that guy anymore, so I shaved it off. It was ritualistic in a way. The mustache represented the old John; I didn't want to be that guy anymore, so I shaved it off. It was ritualistic in a way.
John Oates quotes: We should have an easier name to pronounce. We should have an easier name to pronounce.
John Oates quotes: I'm an indie artist with major distribution, so one foot in the extreme major music business and one foot in the abyss of indie artists. I'm an indie artist with major distribution, so one foot in the extreme major music business and one foot in the abyss of indie artists.
John Oates quotes: If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager. If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager.
John Oates quotes: I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people. I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people.
John Oates quotes: I never finish a show without singing 'She's Gone.' I never finish a show without singing 'She's Gone.'
John Oates quotes: I couldn't wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high school. I couldn't wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high school.
John Oates quotes: I just like playing with the band and doing what I do. I just like playing with the band and doing what I do.
John Oates quotes: The Katy Perry stuff, those are great songs. The Katy Perry stuff, those are great songs.
John Oates quotes: I have such a wide variety of tastes in things that I like musically. I have such a wide variety of tastes in things that I like musically.
John Oates quotes: When my song came on the radio for the first time, that was one of the heaviest things I remember. When my song came on the radio for the first time, that was one of the heaviest things I remember.
John Oates quotes: I didn't make a solo album until the year 2000. I didn't make a solo album until the year 2000.
John Oates quotes: You've got to pay me to leave my house, spend the night in hotels and fly in airplanes. That's what I get paid for. Playing I actually do for free. You've got to pay me to leave my house, spend the night in hotels and fly in airplanes. That's what I get paid for. Playing I actually do for free.
John Oates quotes: It's the music that brings us together. It's the music that brings us together.
John Oates quotes: Young people go to concerts. Young people go to concerts.
John Oates quotes: I think in music and a lot of creative fields, people's egos get in the way of their ability of seeing the big picture. I think in music and a lot of creative fields, people's egos get in the way of their ability of seeing the big picture.
John Oates quotes: I used to love assemblies because it got me out of class. I used to love assemblies because it got me out of class.
John Oates quotes: Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix. Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.
John Oates quotes: I have a lot of friends who are involved in everything from Americana to blues to R&B to pop to country. I have a lot of friends who are involved in everything from Americana to blues to R&B to pop to country.