John Oates

John Oates

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: April 07, 1948
Age: 68 years old
Birth Sign: Aries

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A good mustache makes a man for many reasons.

If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.

Having a mustache and never smiling became a permanent component of my persona through the quaintly self-important decade of the seventies.

You don't want to pitch a tent and live inside the Louvre. You want to check it out, appreciate it, and move somewhere else.

I have a great family, I live an amazing life.

Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.

My mustache has become this weird iconic representation of a certain era.

I love what Alabama Shakes is doing - it's kind of like what grunge did to rock 'n' roll, they're doing to R&B.

'Maneater' is about N.Y.C. in the '80s. It's about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches.

I realized if I'm not really making an album, I don't have to be concerned about things like stylistic consistency, pacing, a coherent mood. All that stuff goes out the window.

The bricks and mortar of the music business, they don't exist any longer.

If I had to drop everything and just be a songwriter, I would be OK with that because that's the real joy.

I think in music and a lot of creative fields, people's egos get in the way of their ability of seeing the big picture.

It's the music that brings us together.

I think social media is so important; the young bands have certainly embraced that and used that to their advantage.

I couldn't wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high school.

I'm an indie artist with major distribution, so one foot in the extreme major music business and one foot in the abyss of indie artists.

If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.

The Christmas genre is a field that's been well-ploughed.

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

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