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The stuff that I dig, it’s usually got a soulful component to it. A singer that I really like. I might not understand the language…
You know when you read that someone has to leave a show or a tour because they had ‘nervous exhaustion’? Well, I had one of…
Sometimes I’ve found that by getting into a certain drag, or a certain feeling, you can cast off your mortal coil and really do something.…
In the late ’70s, I had a band – the David Johansen band, for lack of a better name – and I started collecting, not…
I think we as a band, as individuals, understand that all popular music stems from blues and jazz and even pop, but rock ‘n’ roll…
I’m compelled to paint nearly every day. I just felt like making a painting, went out and bought paints and a canvas. Now it fulfills…
You know, when you’re making a record, you come up with 15, 20 songs. Then they start to fall by the wayside as your interest…
You try things on in life. You wear them for a while, and you see what’s next.
When I’m sleeping I do a lot of living.
Until I was six years old we lived in the projects, then my two brothers and three sisters and I moved to a three-bed that…
When I was a kid, I had some Charles Lloyd records.
The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat.
Sometimes when I hear my voice on tape, I’m like, ‘Who is that horrible man?’
Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I’m not in one of those bands.
Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don’t pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate…
It’s really a drag to do the same project over and over again.
I’ve been tired since I was 15.
I’m not impersonating anybody. I’m perfectly satisfied with what I am.
I mean, if you asked me what I’m going to be doing when I’m 85, I’d make a quick picture in my mind and, well,…
I’m afraid of me.
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