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A person like Carole King could make up something, change it, and actually improve it.
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Doing a duets album is really opening up a can of worms, particularly if it's a bunch of songs nobody's heard before.
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Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it's a different kind of fun.
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Erskine Caldwell was a Southern writer, Tobacco Road is really good, but it can get you a little depressed. It's about poor folks.
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Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.
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I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.
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I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be considered a spiritual person. That would make me a spiritual person. But I don't really know what that means.
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I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff.
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I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song.
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I love to get people to sing and play together.
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I made this record without a record label.
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I saw Krishnamurti speak one time. And I thought, I'm not going to live here.
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I taught myself how to play when I was about 13. I'm a lefty.
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I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights.
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I try to create my own reality where I stand. I try to bring the industry into my own reality, rather than me going to theirs.
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I was living in Woodstock for a long time, and I thought, I got to get out of here, man.
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I wasn't really thinking about this as the ultimate record that I could make in my life. I don't really do that.
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I would stay out on the road for a while if they wanted me to, if it was going well.
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I write these songs, then I put them away. This time, when I took them up, it was like they were new songs to me.
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I'm going to play as much as they want me to, as long as I can put up with what they book me.
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I'm not really getting too involved. My position is, Here's the record. I'm at your disposal.
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I've always been attracted to singing with other people. I grew up singing with my brothers and I miss that sometimes, not being in a band.
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If you're asking me to compare myself to other people, I don't really know what other people are like.
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It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.
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On the record it was easier because you're in a more controlled situation. You can do more to make people feel comfortable.
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People don't come to Asheville very often, and they don't know I'm there. I enjoy it. I like it.
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Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it.
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Shouldn't the low strings be at the bottom?
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Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.
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Some people just come in, do it and they know it's right. It turns out better than you imagined it was going to sound. When that happens, you take it as a gift.
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The bottom string is tuned to an open G.
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The same people who never did their homework in high school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world.
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Things kind of happen organically with me.
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Why do it, just because I can? That's kind of crazy.
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You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.
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You spend so much time trying to get things right, and all of a sudden the record company has changed, your manager is changed, everything.
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