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When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions. — John Fahey

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So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why. — John Fahey

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The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious. — John Fahey

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As for fame, it can go to your head and you can become full of yourself. — John Fahey

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I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head. — John Fahey

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As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you. — John Fahey

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Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar. — John Fahey

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I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk. — John Fahey

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More American young people can tell you where an island that the 'Survivor' TV series came from is located than can identify Afghanistan or Iraq. Ironically a TV show seems more real or at least more meaningful interesting or relevant than reality. — John Fahey

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Well folks, that's about it for the show tonight. — John Fahey

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I also know that I am not a great technician. — John Fahey

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I thought I'd be wasting my time to go to commercial record companies and make demos for them, because don't forget, I was doing what I was doing and nobody understood what I was doing. — John Fahey

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Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money. — John Fahey

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But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me. — John Fahey

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How can I be a folk? I'm from the suburbs you know. — John Fahey

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Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say John Fahey on one side, and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side. — John Fahey

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I just want to be treated like an average guy. — John Fahey

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There is something about guitars - maybe something magical - when played right, which evokes past, mysterious, barely-conscious sentiments, both individual and universal. — John Fahey

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Early Bluegrass is my favorite kind of music, not to many people know that. — John Fahey

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Being worshipped is a horrible experience. — John Fahey

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From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes. — John Fahey

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See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn't learn anything from him, but I played that for him and he liked it a lot. — John Fahey