Leo Kottke

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Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke

I am evidence that you don't have to sell a lot of records or succeed in the usual way to have a big audience and a job.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:29]
I do have a library of events I can talk about and I always expect to find a different point of view on it so even if I talk about the same event in the same town it's fresh.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:34]
I don't spend a lot of time thinking of what they'll do musically, I try to imagine being locked into a windowless room with this person for twelve hours at a time. If you can look at that and think it might be fun then maybe you've got the right musician.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:40]
I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:45]
I seem to find different material every four to six months and I frequently forget it which is a shame because it would be nice to have a bigger library.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:56]
I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:03]
I think that open tunings are a trap really because it's really hard not to sound like an open tuning when your using one and that gets old as well as what you learn in one open tuning is going to stay there.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:09]
I was required by Capital to release one every six months and the fastest I could do with all my touring was every nine months, and it would spook me every time because I never had what I needed and I really didn't want to do covers.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:16]
I was taking a nose dive somewhere between eleven and twelve because my sister had died and I was practicing something that siblings do which is follow in their footsteps and die as well.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:23]
I was two and a half and my folks would put it on the record player and I would run around the house screaming, but I haven't been that hip since.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:28]
It depends on the time of the year and who I've been talking to, I try to put people in the studio I like.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:58]
It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:17]
It was almost two years after I left Capital that I put out the first one on Chrysalis and that was really instructive because it was no better in particular than any other record I'd done.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:31]
It's true that the more you put in the more you get out and that has to be there I think, If you aren't really hooked on your instrument this job would be a hell on earth but if you are, it's the best.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:39]
The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it's really about entertainment.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:04]
The first music I was exposed to was Stravinsky and I loved it but I don't remember it.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:09]
The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:21]
We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:35]
We spent a lot of time on that record with the sound and recorded it on the Paramount sound stage which is this huge room where the sound is reflected but the reflection is so late and comes from so far away that it doesn't blur the music but gives you a room nonetheless.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:41]
When a record company looks at me I'm very hard to market, I don't really fit anywhere, It's hard to get me on the air, and I'm hard to demography, but! because of that I'm not subject to trends like you pointed out.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:47]
When the audience is awful you can still have a great night and people will walk out thinking they had a great time even though there was loads of loudmouths and the sound was terrible.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:54]
Yeah I do and I don't mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:21]
Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is not to try too hard.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:27]
You can't really tell what the audience wants but you can tell what will keep everybodies attention in the same place.More Leo Kottke [08/05/2011 03:08:53]
I don't spend a lot of time thinking of what they'll do musically, I try to imagine being locked into a windowless room with this person for twelve hours at a time. If you can look at that and think it might be fun then maybe you've got the right musician.More Leo Kottke [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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