"They thought to pull in people off the street you had to play loud and fast"
- from an amazing documentary series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFCT2P6uNw8
hmmm, that's what I used to say about getting attention at those music conferences/showcases
A rather young George Shearing has a great quote too - "I like abandon, yes, but lack of discipline, no." And great stuff from Hoagy Carmichael...and I'm not even halfway through...