BachScratcher

Getting “back” to the basics

World’s first back-wards composer



Bach Scratcher

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The piano ain't got no wrong notes. - Thelonious Monk

My back hurts. I think I over-schlepped. - George Carlin

The earth has its music for those who will listen. - George Santayana

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

If I hold you any closer I'll be in back of you. - Groucho Marx

Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings. - Jelly Roll Morton

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

Everybody falls, but only winners get back on their feet. - Unknown

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. - Steven Wright

Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it. - James Joyce

When I die, I want to come back as Bobby Layne's chauffeur. - Don Meredith

If you scratch a cynic, you'll find a disappointed idealist. - George Carlin

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. - Kin Hubbard

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back with a hinge in it. - Charles D. Warner

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. - Robert Orben

The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work. - Donald Pleasence

I rented a lottery ticket. I won a million dollars. But I had to give it back. - Steven Wright

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back. - Will Rogers

Even when the world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still hope. - Pittacus Lore

I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous. - Barry Manilow

What's the point of going out, we're just going to end up back here anyway. - Homer Simpson

If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. - Norman Vincent Peale

Send two dozen roses to Room 424 and put "Emily, I love you" on the back of the bill. - Groucho Marx

Valentine's Day money-saving tip: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. - David Letterman

An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown

Years ago, I predicted that Iran would take over Iraq. Iran and Iraq used to fight back and forth. - Donald Trump

One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together. - Unknown

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again. - Estelle Morris

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

My idea is to make moves to bring chess back to the world's map, to make it part of the world's geography again. - Anatoly Karpov

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. - Marianne Williamson

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance. - Peter De Vries

When you wake up in the morning, you have two choices: go back to sleep and dream your dreams, or wake up and chase those dreams. - Unknown

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. - Oscar Wilde

The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument. - Eddie Van Halen

Rather than the strength it takes to not lose, it's the strength to stand back up after a loss that is sometimes more valuable. - Kyo Shirodaira

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. - Mel Gibson


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17-Nov-2017