they say life goes on long after the thrill of living
A lot of record company people, even though they're our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they're hurting the business.
I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs.
My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.
People have the right to say what they want to.
People in Indiana have known me for 25 years. They've known George Bush four.
This is about black people selling out other black people.
Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I'm a bad guy?
When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions.
When you live in hysteria, people start thinking emotionally.
Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.
I'm wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say, but if it's MTV and radio, well, they're great things, but can't be the only thing. I don't know that it would work even for the Beatles.
I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is.
We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing.