When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
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I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.
Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote and recorded over my whole career. I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be?
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?
Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.
In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.
I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
I never said I wasn't going to play any more. I don't know where that came from.