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I had been playing single note instruments and I wanted to hear a guitar played as a piano. Leo Kottke#Guitar 65
Leo Kottke#Guitar 65
We had a day off here yesterday and I just sat in my room and played. Leo Kottke#Here 62
Leo Kottke#Here 62
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. Leo Kottke#Aesthetic 60
Leo Kottke#Aesthetic 60
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. Leo Kottke#Choice 53
Leo Kottke#Choice 53
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. Leo Kottke#Death 52
Leo Kottke#Death 52
I will literally open my mouth not knowing what is coming out. Leo Kottke#Coming 33
Leo Kottke#Coming 33
I have always thought of myself as a performer first and way down the line as a recording artist. Leo Kottke#Artist 22
Leo Kottke#Artist 22
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. Leo Kottke#Between 20
Leo Kottke#Between 20
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. Leo Kottke#Nice 17
Leo Kottke#Nice 17
Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is not to try too hard. Leo Kottke#Comes 16
Leo Kottke#Comes 16
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