Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
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When the label came to me to say, ‘would you like to do another record,’ I said, ‘Well I got these sixteen songs sitting here, so let’s do it.’ And that was pretty much it… I never stopped writing, it’s just the way that the business is now; you just try to find a different model.
Just to keep it interesting I’ll tune the guitar randomly, so I don’t know what’s going to come out.
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it… for two days, the critics know it… three days, the public knows it.
I never thought about being famous or rich. I just thought, Oh, I’ll get a nice little girl and go and play every night, and I’d be happy. And that worked for a while. But the little girl’s mother didn’t trust a guy with a horn.
When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people.
I went through a struggle, and I really needed to get myself together and connect with my purpose, which is music.
When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent’s disapproval.
I went back and listened to the first three albums I made and tried to figure out what was special about them, why people keep going back to them. I think it was because I didn’t know what I was doing. I had no idea if they were going to play it on the radio or anything. All I did was write songs, so that’s what I got back to.