Put yourself in that position. To hear your song on the radio or on someone's CD or record -- that somebody would bother -- is great. It's nothing but a compliment. Plus you get money in the mailbox.
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
He was the kind of kid you did not want to sit by. He kept his boogers in his desk, he wore a neck tie.
I'd always wanted to make a record with Jim Dickinson, and I'd known about his boys for years, ... He reminded me that when they were 13 or 14 years old they had a punk rock band and I'd called him and wanted to make a record with them then.
[For the first several songs, Hiatt performed with rock 'n' roll energy, sawing away on his guitar and blowing his harmonica with near abandon. After completing a furious version of] Your Dad Did, ... I love folk music.