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Billy Gibbons, American Musician ( December 16, 1949 - )

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The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential.~Billy Gibbons


Sea Road River

The rawness and the richness of music on vinyl almost went away, but it still seems to be on a lot of people's radar, and for good reason. It does something different than more accessible means of music playing, like MP3 players and downloads and whatnot. You get in front of these archaic contraptions that go 'round and 'round.~Billy Gibbons


Music Good People

Until you learn to play what you want to hear, you're barking up the wrong tree.~Billy Gibbons


Tree Learn Want

It's important to collect unusual characters. It keeps you sharp.~Billy Gibbons


Important You Sharp

Ever since I was a little kid and first heard Jimmy Reed's 'Honey, Don't Let Me Go,' the blues has been in my blood.~Billy Gibbons


Me Blues Blood

Well, everybody faces the fact there really aren't many records stores around to just go and browse. Maybe browse online, yet that tactile feel of flipping through a stack of vinyl remains one of life's simple pleasures.~Billy Gibbons


Life Simple Feel

Water doesn't hurt a vinyl record. Put it into a dishwasher and you're fine.~Billy Gibbons


Water Hurt You

Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.~Billy Gibbons


Fear Feeling Blues

Did Muddy Waters play an acoustic? Well of course he did. But did he turn his back on being able to plug it in and play louder? No, he plugged in and turned it up and got miles and miles ahead of the game in one fateful act of just plugging in.~Billy Gibbons


Game Play Ahead

Our skin colours may vary, but what's upstairs - there's certain things we've all got in common.~Billy Gibbons


May Skin Common

White people get nervous and speed things up. You don't have to be in a hurry because you ain't got nothing to gain and you ain't got nothin' to lose. And that's where the groove lies.~Billy Gibbons


People White Nothing

The blues is life itself.~Billy Gibbons


Life Blues Itself

Can't do it, simply cause underneath 'em is too ugly.~Billy Gibbons


Ugly Cause Underneath

Turn on, tune up, rock out.~Billy Gibbons


Rock Up Turn

Sooner rather than later, any other form other than digital media will be a thing of the past. It won't vanish, but let's face it, this is seemingly the way of the future.~Billy Gibbons


Future Past Media

There's not a single genre that is hard to find or hard to get.~Billy Gibbons


Find Single Genre

It's a real uphill challenge to battle the white-guyness.~Billy Gibbons


Challenge Battle Real

I've been touted for my guacamole. I'll stand by my method. People have asked me to come to their home and prepare it. Restaurants have asked me about it.~Billy Gibbons


Home People Me

Having a visual element to your band is a good thing.~Billy Gibbons


Good Band Visual

They prospect of seeing oneself in the mirror clean-shaven is too close to a Vincent Price film... a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation.~Billy Gibbons


Mirror Matter Seeing

Experience is definitely the high road once driven. It actually enhances the songwriting and song sourcing process.~Billy Gibbons


Experience Road Process

In 1950, the biggest amp you could get was no bigger than a tabletop radio.~Billy Gibbons


You Bigger Radio