Artists - musicians, painters, writers, poets - always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
I keep telling people: Don't make me the poster boy for AA because I don't know a lot about sobriety, but I do know a lot about drinking.
Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
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.
Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
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