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You shouldn’t even be writing this story if you haven’t heard me play live. You can’t write with the passion you receive until you see…
When I was 18 at the Santa Ana River Jetty is where I put my first board in the water that I ever got from…
When I started surfing, you’d hear this neat rumbling sound when you took off and go for the drop, and when the wave is lipping…
When I start playing I’m just a rollercoaster of sound. I don’t know what’s coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and…
That’s what my music does for me. It makes people happy. When I play, I thank the Lord I’ve never seen someone walk away from…
I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and…
My son now is 22 months old, he’s been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He’s…
I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right, I’m not leaving ’til it’s done. My wife, child and…
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing…
Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they’re going to capture my sound with all kinds of…
Surfers were the ones who named all my songs. They’d yell out the names, and we just kept ’em.
I have all the rhythm in my left hand, and I use the rhythms that Gene Krupa did on his drums.
My music is more native than intricate or technical.
The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.
You can’t eat fish. It’s 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.
People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
I’m constantly being influenced by the soul that’s directly in front of me.
I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn’t do it.
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