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.
It's really a drag to do the same project over and over again.
Rock & Rollers don't dress for the weather.
Young people are still looking and older people have found...
The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat.
Sometimes when I hear my voice on tape, I'm like, 'Who is that horrible man?
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.
My father was a Norwegian tenor and my mother a New York Irish librarian.
When I was a kid, I had some Charles Lloyd records.
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.
Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I'm not in one of those bands.
Playing music is the best thing in the world. It makes show business almost bearable.
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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