I was wildly out of style when that television theme song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten. It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
You have to remember now, I was not being terribly successful at going solo.
The Jug Band was exactly what I wanted to do, and it wasn't my idea.
My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show.
My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
First of all, I think that is true, if you are a musician, particularly on the come, that you do have to end up in one of these musical centers, some way, to be viable, saleable and so on.
I'm seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn't, you know, using them... a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay.
Geez, I wish I could tell you I had a whole bunch of '80s hair bands, you know something you really wouldn't expect, but I don't know that the music police would be that surprised, because most of the stuff that I am influenced by is in evidence in the music.
But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.
In other words, musicians know that going back to the Spoonful, what we were doing was not copying.
I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians.
I certainly hear the Trombones Unlimited version of 'Daydream' in a lot of elevators.
...after using your stuff on a jug band full of instruments, all I can say is Thank You Dr. Duck !...
Sometimes you really dig a girl, the moment you kiss her, And then you get distracted by her older sister.
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