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" A friend of mine took me to Memphis advised me that I should get in the musicians' union. He gave me a set of drums and said, Stay on the job, son. "
" I love horns, and the bigger the band, the better it sounds to my ear. "
" Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian. "
" I like walking on the edge. "
" Don't we all want what's best for each other? "
" We live in an age of miracles. "
" If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song, a night off usually fixes it. "
" I like to get within handshaking distance of the crowd. If it happens, they know it, we know it, and that's all we came here for. "
" I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that. "
" Songs don't wear out. Good songs are good now. If they were a comfort during those hard times in the past, they'll be a comfort in today's age. "
" By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life. "
" If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you. "
" Good times don't last long sometimes. "
" With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house. "
" If things are going slow, I'm itchy. "
" I don't think I'm a millionaire, but I'm comfortable. "
" Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times. "
" If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out. "
" Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better. "
" Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. "
" I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot. And I like the Yamaha people a lot too. They've been really nice to me and The Band. "
" I've had all the lessons I could get. I've learned from everybody I've ever met. "
" I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades. "
" I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel. "
" Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me. "