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And I learned all about the other blues cats from John Hammond's Vanguard records.
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And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard.
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And if I have any self-mythologizing idea of myself, it's that I'm this sort of homeless, Graham Greene kind of character. Which is not so far from the truth.
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And my ex-wife and I thought we should do something interesting while we were young, before we settled into any kind of groove.
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But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals.
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But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.
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David Marks. He was one of the original, original Beach Boys. But he like wasn't a close enough cousin or something.
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Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.
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Dylan can do no wrong.
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Dylan doesn't have to make Blonde On Blonde every time.
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Everywhere I go, I have my little Steinberger, and I like it very well.
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Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
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I also told John Hammond this, 20 years later - to his exquisite embarrassment - that he was like this incredible, overwhelming influence on me.
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I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.
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I don't like piano solos.
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I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid.
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I have no guitar technique.
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I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.
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I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously.
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I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
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I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
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I remember certain lines and whose they are.
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I wish I sang better.
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I'll sleep when I'm dead.
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I'm not a big jazz fan.
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It took me 10 years to realize that I don't know 'em, 10 years to realize that it's possible to learn them, then another 10 years to learn how to do things.
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Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
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My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think.
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My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums.
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My memory is not even what most people's is, much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.
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Piano is like drudgery.
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Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage, and the presentation stage in the studio, too.
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So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had, about three years total of piano lessons, off and on.
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So I have, in fact, never played a piano solo but that it was also a guitar solo.
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So, I met Stravinsky, and talked to him and sat with him. But in no way was I like friends with him or anything.
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That's my only active wish. I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a lot more agreeable business.
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The first few albums I bought, I guess around high school age, I had a John Lee Hooker album and a Bo Diddley album, and then some singles.
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The primary one being, like I said, I don't like rock 'n' roll piano.
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Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.
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Well, I was interested in playing the piano from as early as I can remember.
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When I started working for the Everly Brothers, I realized that I had liked them.
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Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano. I find it a little grating.
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You had to go to a different part of town from where I was to get Muddy Waters singles. I had him on singles.
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