Music is born out of the inner sounds within a soul.
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Indian music is very soulful and the only other school that develops improv to the high degree you find in Jazz.
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When you hear my lyrics, you hear the shots that I throw at people. I throw shots because I always been the underdog. I got rejected so many times, and I say it in my lyrics constantly.
With songwriting I spend a lot of time living life, accruing all these experiences, journaling, and then by the time I get to the studio I’m teeming with the drive to write.
Jimmy (Wakely) told me, I don’t want you to sound so much like Dinah Washington.’ So, I thought, How can I get around this?’ And one of the people I really dug was Patti Page. So I thought, Oh, I’m going to sound like her.’ I actually did with a couple curly-cues thrown in for effect, but, that’s how I started getting away from the predominant Dinah influence, and getting my own style together.
I can’t listen to music too often. It affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid nice things and stroke the heads of people who could create such beauty while living in this vile hell.