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When people used to call me a political writer, it was kind of confusing because I was always much more interested in the social end…
The money when you’re having a hit is great, but money can be taken from you. What can’t be taken from you is the talent…
‘Society’s Child’ was a real hard record to start with. That’s all you want is for you to put your first record out and have…
I think one of the reasons musicians keep doing what they do and writers keep doing what they do, is that we’re totally unsuited for…
I think I grew up, stopped worrying about what people thought of me, and whether things were going to turn out OK. I’m concentrating on…
I think all of us thought that by the ’70s, at the latest the ’80s, all the world’s problems would be solved and everyone would…
I know just enough Japanese to get by if I get lost and greet an audience properly, just from having a lot of Japanese friends…
I was interviewed for a Grammy television show, and they asked me about Nashville, and I talked for three minutes and when I finished, I…
I see interracial couples all the time in Nashville. I’m a Jew in Nashville. I’m a gay person in Nashville. It’s a non-issue in most…
I’ve always been an avid reader. If I don’t have a book in the car, I’ll stop and pick one up just to have something…
I started ‘Society’s Child’ on a bus in East Orange as I was going home from school. I saw a black and white couple sitting…
At the end of the day, if you don’t have a record contract, a studio or a guitar, you can still write songs. You’re still…
When you’re young, the goal is to have a hit. You get a little older and the goal becomes to get to make another record.
My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends’ parents were as well.
I want to do some fiction writing, I’ve had some pretty good luck with short stories, I’d like to do a couple of larger things.
I gave guitar lessons. I tried to join bands. My mom always said it was obvious that nothing was going to stop me.
I mean, I would love to have the career Joan Baez is having in Europe right now, but God knows I don’t begrudge her that…
I feel I was born with the music coming to me, and that’s not something to be wasted.
Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer.
That’s an amazing moment, the first time you hear yourself on radio. It’s still thrilling.
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