Erik and Anthony

July 25

It was a Sunday afternoon. Erik Schultz was playing at the winery from 1-4:00; Anthony Miltich was playing at The Lure from 4-7:00. It was 90 degrees. Nevertheless, as the Cub Reporter, I felt compelled to cover both events . . .

OK, we basically covered the last two hours of Erik and the first two hours of Anthony. But you don’t realize how that temperature is affecting you until you go home. I think I went to bed at 7:00 . . .

[Eric, whetting his whistle . . . ]

[With something wet and cold from the 22 Northmen Brewing Co., a 50-yard pass from where he was sitting . . . ]

Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar. Except, possibly two. ~ Frederic Chopin

Guitar is easy, all it takes is 5 fingers, 6 strings, and 1 a**hole. ~ Keith Richards

The guitar is the easiest instrument to play and the hardest to play well. ~ Andres Segovia  

The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

[It was the semi-annual meeting of the Eric Schultz Fan Club . . . ]

I don’t want to put my fate in country music fans; I’m too stubborn. ~ Natalie Maines

When I do things, like, with Josh Grobin, or he has so many fans, and I get people after my concerts, classical concerts, all the time coming back and saying, ‘Never heard of you until I heard the song with Josh Grobin.’ Then they’re now classical music fans, which is something I think we need to reach a wider audience. ~ Joshua Bell

There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before – I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer. ~ Paul McCartney

In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of. ~ Robert Schumann

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. ~ Bob Dylan

Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people. ~ Prince

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Imagination creates reality. ~ Richard Wagner

[And then it was on to The Lure, overlooking the boating action on Lake Le Homme Dieu . . . ]

[It was also the semi-annual meeting of the Anthony Miltich Fan Club . . . ]

[A/k/a, the Sunday Non-fiction Book Club . . . ]

[Anthony, a/k/a, the uncle of Sam Miltich, and the brother and son of a multitude of musicians . . . ]

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. ~ Duke Ellington

Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them. ~ Louis Armstrong

I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned. ~ Elvis Presley

Shut up and play your guitar. ~ Frank Zappa

[And then it was time to put bread in the jar of the Piano Man . . . ]

[Thank you book club!]

[Thank you, Anthony . . . ]

Rock ‘n’ roll will never die. There’ll always be some arrogant little brat who wants to make music with a guitar. ~ Dave Edmunds

The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. ~ Milan Kundera

Up Next: Unfortunately, dear reader, there’s a bunch of stuff in queue . . .

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