I've been around the block a couple of times, and the guy I am now is the guy I like to be.
When I'm sleeping I do a lot of living.
I've been tired since I was 15.
Rock & Rollers don't dress for the weather.
Young people are still looking and older people have found...
Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don't pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing.
My father was a Norwegian tenor and my mother a New York Irish librarian.
Playing music is the best thing in the world. It makes show business almost bearable.
Sometimes when I hear my voice on tape, I'm like, 'Who is that horrible man?
The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat.
Until I was six years old we lived in the projects, then my two brothers and three sisters and I moved to a three-bed that my mother's father built.
When I was a kid, I had some Charles Lloyd records.
Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I'm not in one of those bands.
It's really a drag to do the same project over and over again.
I mean, if you asked me what I'm going to be doing when I'm 85, I'd make a quick picture in my mind and, well, I'll be singing.
Everything I've done I've just fallen into.
I don't know why I'm alive but I know there's a reason for it.
As I recall, my life as a child was so all-consuming that I barely had time to consider the future.
I don't really like to sit around the house listening to my own records. They're not that good.
I listen to a lot of different kinds of music.
I got arrested once on stage in Memphis for looking too much like Liza Minnelli.
I'm not impersonating anybody. I'm perfectly satisfied with what I am.
I'm doing exactly what I want to do, and I'm having fun doing it.
When you're a kid, you have this feeling like you're indestructible. Your mortality doesn't even occur to you. But as time goes by, you realize, 'I better cut this out or that out if I want to continue to exist.
I still do a lot of shows with Brian Koonin, but we haven't had a full band lately.
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