But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?
It's fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.
But I do like to have peace and quiet for a good hour.
It's nice to know that there are several different avenues I could pursue.
I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari.
All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
I met John Lennon and he was with his wife in Tokyo. I met him there.
Women! I have no idea. I don't know anything about women at all. They're a complete mystery to me.
Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult.
It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.
I've had quite a few moments I've liked, so it's good enough.
In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don't have a clue.
I can never predict what's going to happen.
I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before, but I'm not totally sure.
I didn't really want to give up music.
I don't do interviews at all when I'm on tour, so this time, on a day off, I'll do that kind of thing a little bit. I don't do big promotion schedules, not when I'm touring.
What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.