Singing Electricity

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David Bowie, Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, Laurie Anderson, Dolly Parton, Damian Marley, Jimi Hendrix

Today in Fortnightly

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left. 
- David Bowie 

I'm still trying to re-create a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me. 
Boz Scaggs 

What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room. 
Ray Charles 

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A lot of words in English confuse the idea of life and electricity, like the word livewire.
Laurie Anderson 

I do remember how it was to be poor. I do remember that in my early years, we had to grow and raise all of our food, even our animals. And I remember in my early life, we didn't even have electricity. So it was very, very hard times then.

Dolly Parton 

We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings.

Damian Marley 

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out. 

Jimi Hendrix 

 

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Steve Mitnick, Editor-in-Chief, Public Utilities Fortnightly
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