Mickey Hart Quotes.
What is the best music is impossible to define. Just because it’s played by a virtuoso player, doesn’t mean it’s great music. It might not reflect the soul of a people, which is really my criteria for great music.
Art in the classroom not only spurs creativity, it also inspires learning.
When the Grateful Dead needed a quality sound system to deliver our sonic payload, I learned electronics and speaker design.
Yeah, I miss the Grateful Dead. I miss that groove. I miss the brotherhood. Absolutely. There’s no doubt about it.
The musical mystery is: How do you marry tuned percussion and voice? On a metaphorical level, everything that’s really important – like the clouds, the sky and the earth – is a giant mystery.
The Grateful Dead were very kind. It was Santa Claus. It did good things. It allowed other people to benefit. The benefits that we played were enormous, and we played free. So you’ve got a band that loves to play free, and that was a wonderful thing.
A good groove releases adrenaline in your body. You feel uplifted, you feel centered, you feel calm, you feel powerful. You feel that energy. That’s what good drumming is all about.
The point is that the arts are important enough to have influenced the greatest minds and talents we know. Albert Einstein said that if he were not a physicist, he would probably be a musician.
Adventures don’t begin until you get into the forest. That first step is an act of faith.
I hated science in high school. Technology? Engineering? Math? Why would I ever need this? Little did I realize that music was also about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, all rolled into one.
Dreams sometimes foretell the future.
Music gives the soul this inner self-expression, a voice. It gives the soul a sound, the sound of the Muse.
There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
The voice of the drum is a spirit thing.
Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are.
When you are drumming and really feeling the music, the beat, it is like you are transported to a different place, where you feel so exhilirated and calm through your whole body.
Everywhere you look on the planet people are using drums to alter consciousness.
People will always try to find themselves and their place in the world.
Egyptian drumming happens to be a favorite of mine. It’s a really simple instrument, but it’s really difficult to play. You can take it anywhere with you – you can play it in your room, in an airport. It’s very quiet, so you explore the quiet side.