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Yeah I do and I dont 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.
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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.

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I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano.

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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.

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Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is not to try too hard.

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You can't really tell what the audience wants but you can tell what will keep everybodies attention in the same place.

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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.

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Yes and for two reasons: one, I couldn't find anything to imitate at the time, and secondly because what I heard on the radio didn't bear any resemblance to what I wanted to hear on the guitar.

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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.

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We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played.

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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.

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That was when I found out that you could talk to them and it was a whole other way to blow your stack, and it's so much fun to perform that you want to do it again and the more you get out of it the better.

— Leo Kottke

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.

— Leo Kottke

With all these great (guitar teachers) around here, don't cop their licks, COP THEIR ATTITUDE.

— Leo Kottke

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