Mount of the Holy Cross
do something which has not happened for decades, since the Dust Bowl. You need to lead agricultural policy, not follow Congress. And we in Maine will stand behind you.
We built the school. And in addition to that, we provided . . . more than what was in the budget.
Nobody anticipates we're going to have close to the level of service we've had in the past. That's going to be tough to swallow.
We feel like we're losing an advocate, and that's the part that hurts the most. In any circumstance to lose him is bad, and to lose him under questionable circumstances is even worse.
We would consider that to be successful, so I have to be excited about that.
The T1 line went down at work the other day and I felt like I was working with half a brain
These are people on the front lines of human safety. They see issues like child abuse, a lack of affordable housing, senior citizen neglect and the eroding fabric of the most challenged communities.
Some of my other heroes around that time were, oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that - I was always more inclined to listen to ballads.
It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points... like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business.
Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it.
There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on... we had some good times.
When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing - the first hit record that came out was Everybody Loves a Winner.
I stayed with them for about a year up there and, at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place.
We worked over at that place The Plantation Inn with The Del Rios. It was really wild over there.