As they say in the bible, that you're supposed to rejoice when people die and mourn when they're born, because it's one of the most painful acts you go through in life, is being born, and dying.
I got tired of playing other people's songs.
I said, other people can write songs, let's see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
Yeah, like, when I look back on my life, I just remember back what happened in '74, or something. It seems like only the real good stuff comes to mind. I don't think of all the tragedies and all the funerals. That just doesn't come to mind at all. I guess I'm really blessed that way.
I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music.
In my line of business, there's no better feeling than having a real nice work that you're really satisfied with.
At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time.
I left home the day after I graduated from high school because I knew we weren't going to make any dough to pay the rent in music.
You got to be pretty thin to be in the movies, or it helps. I would actually love to do it.
When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school.
The Beatles had just come out, and everybody had a band. It was incredible competition out there.