His amazing band contributes to one extraordinary experience of musical wit, depth and, most of all, beauteous heart.
That's why I survived because I still believe I've got something to say.
You can't ask me to explain the lyrics because I won't do it...I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it. That's why I survived because I still believe I've got something to say. ... I don't like overdubs, never liked them. ... The music business doesn't interest me anym
When critics ask you if you feel vindicated by other critics - I didn't like critics then, and I don't like them now. There you go. I've always been outside the mainstream, and it stayed that way.
It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy.
I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.
When the past makes you laugh and you can savor the magic that lets you survive your own war, you'll find that that fire is passion and there's a door up ahead - not a wall.
But I'm also talented and I know when I created something great and Perfect Night is something great, no doubt, no but.
To debate political objectives, views, and goals is the most American thing conceivable.
I'd harbored hopes that the intelligence that once inhabited novels or films would ingest rock. I was, perhaps, wrong.
I had started also studying because I wanted to learn more about power and fighting.
One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff.
I tried to give up drugs by drinking.
Research, research, research. It means everything.
I've found that from my point of view, the Chen style contained many things that I knew on a fairly superficial level from Eagle Claw, and that had Chen elements of what seemed to me the soft in Eagle Claw.
I'm writing about real things. Real people. Real characters. You have to believe what I write about is true or you wouldn't pay any attention at all. Sometimes it's me, or a composite of me and other people. Sometimes it's not me at all.
That's why I survived because I still believe I've got something to say. Lou
People didn't know certain things about me, which... I was out of creative writing class in school, Syracuse University; had a B.A. in English and wanted to write the great American novel but I also loved rock and roll. I was in bar bands all through college, playing fraternities and have to know al
People can vote for who ever they want. That doesn't mean I have to go near them.
I'm an artist and that means I can be as egotistical as I want to be. Lou Ree
Oh, it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spend it with you,
I don't mind a repetitive chorus; I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it's the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?
It's interesting to have a conglomeration of people that covers the strata from A to Z... There's a certain element of the audience that's intellectually oriented, into the lyrics... then there's another element of the audience that's into a sex trip. I'm into both of them.
The music business doesn't interest me anymore.
Music was what bothered me, what interested me.
But it's the things that preceded it that made that happen, and of course now someone like me thinks, well, if I can do that... then there are a lot of other things that are possible.
The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?
One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz. Lou Ree
Let's do what you fear most That from which you recoil But which still makes your eyes moist
People think that I work out but it's all t'ai chi. Lou Ree