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C.

Santana
You see, great music comes not from thinking, but from pure emotion. As the Grateful Dead
people say, it's when the music plays. You make the best music when you're not conscious of doing
it.
I've been saying these things since the beginning. I remember getting in trouble with Frank
Zappa - I'm pretty sure he coined the phrase, shut up and play your guitar; for people like me,
because we talk a lot! But I am passionate about turning on massive amounts of kids and pulling
them out of that miserable state.
I want to turn them over. You don't have to be Jimi Hendrix or Charlie Parker - you can get
it done in your own way.
God made the world round so we can all have center stage. Everybody is important, as long
as you're doing it from your heart. Frustration and depression lead to homicide and genocide, but
inspiration and vision lead to a spiritual orgasm, where you're constantly happy, and you don't have
to feel weird when people say, Man, what are you laughing about I'm laughing because I know the
secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth
more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing. When I hit that note - if I hit it
correctly - I'm just as important as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, or anybody, because when I hit that
note, I hit the umbilical cord of anybody who is listening.

VOCABULARY
getting in trouble: getting into difficulties
shut up: stop talking
turning on: making enthusiastic
kids: young people
pulling out: moving out of a situation
turn them over: make them abandon previous bad ways
have center stage: have an important role
lead to: conduct to
weird: strange, different
worth: value
hit that note: play a note on the guitar

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