When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn’t go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7.
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Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better.
I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
I got the mumps. They threw me in a crib so I wouldn’t roll out onto the floor. And there’s a big bay window in my house, and that window stayed perfectly still until that train started to chug. At a certain speed, I could reach up and feel the pane, and that glass pane would vibrate. I said, Doggone, there’s got to be a reason for this. So I go to the kindergarten teacher, and she takes me to the science teacher, and the science teacher takes me to the library and reads it off to me — “This is called resonance.” That was the beginning.
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Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn’t, I don’t really see a point to it.
Music and song are, in my opinion, so fine and necessary a part of life that without them we cannot be said really to live at all.
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.
Music, of course, is what I hear and something that I more or less live by. It’s not an occupation or profession, it’s a compulsion.
The fabulous places I’ve been, wonderful things that’ve happened, great people I’ve met ought to make a story.
Some players get very philosophical and cerebral about Jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play.