16 Total Quotes

Jim Messina Quotes

That set it for me that it was possible to capture an audience,
Jim Messina
#Audience

It was an opportunity to spend some time together, have some fun to create some music and an opportunity for Kenny and me to sit down and do some things we wanted to do, ... The time was right and here we are.
Jim Messina
#Fun

What was supposed to be two hours a night turned into four hours. The audience was so excited, so inspired and mesmerized. I thought: 'This is what it's all about. This is the true essence of what performance is supposed to be.' That's why I decided to do this tour,
Jim Messina
#Night

I was concerned with him losing attendance, because of the conflict of me doing my show, ... So I told him I would lend my name to the benefit, so we could advertise it as 'Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sitting In.'
Jim Messina
#Conflict

[It would be] a miracle if it ever happens, ... But I believe in miracles. If Neil and Stephen don't wait too long, it could happen.
Jim Messina
#Miracles

I think that was very good for both of us, ... I think Kenny got to see how people reacted to us, and also he could hear, as could I, a sound that we hadn't heard in 30 years.
Jim Messina
#People

I didn't want my event to take away from his charity, ... We bought something like $3,000 worth of tickets for his event and I offered to play a few songs with him if he wanted.
Jim Messina
#Charity

Kenny and I, and I'm very glad we did this, decided that if we were going to work together we weren't going to complicate it by letting management push us into putting out a new record,
Jim Messina
#Work

The studying led me to the fact that I really am a songwriter and music is what I love to do, ... I also understood the patterns in my life and discovered that I wasn't so unique. I was very much like many other people who had a choice to get well and leave a narcissistic world or continue to struggle with it.
Jim Messina
#Love

One of our canvassers was walking down a driveway last night when he came upon two bears, between a year or two weighing 150 to 180 pounds,
Jim Messina
#Night

At that time, I was signed to Columbia Records as an Independent Producer. I spent many weeks forming, auditioning, rehearsing and recording demos for Kenny, who was finally signed to Columbia Records.
Jim Messina
#American Musician

I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time and money if you weren't prepared.
Jim Messina
#American Musician

It is a lot cheaper to spend eight hours in a rehearsal hall than in a recording studio.
Jim Messina
#American Musician

My experience with Buffalo Springfield was that they did not rehearse.
Jim Messina
#American Musician

We recorded several of Kenny's songs in the living room of my home.
Jim Messina
#American Musician

When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation.
Jim Messina
#American Musician