Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
There's no such thing as an original sin.
I just hope we keep in our minds that an effort like this can never be too expensive.
We have to speak up now
It would be a surprise if people thought I would be playing a lot of rock 'n' roll.
The words that are being spoken are serious, whether you take them at face value or listen to them at all, ... I'm not a preacher, I'm a singer. I can sing about serious things, but I don't think I have to put on a pious face to do it.
[Commercial radio] is owned by one or two corporations now, and they're not in the music business. They're in the advertising business, ... So let's not kid ourselves. If you want to hear music, go buy a guitar.
Seems to me, that the worlds are moving closer together rather than one invading the other. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
The songs will tell a story that I have imagined existing between the lines of Andersen's biography and some of his most famous tales, ... They speak of a misfit's love for an unattainable woman and a struggle between a huckster and someone who composes music in secret.
Death wears a big hat.
The battle with the bottle is nothing so novel.
I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
The radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools tryin' to anesthetize the way that you feel.
I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time.